Spring 2017 Lecture Series

*Tentative Titles
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Sponsor
The Policy Studies Organization with The American Public University
Date Description
January 20, 2017
#2372

Eliminating the Third Largest Cause of Death
How Transparency Can Disrupt the Medical Care Industry and Change it for the Better

Martin A. Makary

  • Surgical Director, Multidisciplinary Pancreatitis Ctr.,
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Center for Global Health,
    The Johns Hopkins University
Abstract | Minutes | Video
February 10, 2017
#2373

After the James Webb Space Telescope
In-Space Assembly of Very Large Space-Based Observatories

John M. Grunsfeld

  • Astronaut and Former Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Abstract | Video
February 24, 2017
#2374

The Next Space Race
Opening Space to All

Bretton Alexander

  • Director, Business Development & Strategy
  • Blue Origin
Abstract | Video
March 10, 2017
#2375

Saving the Past
The Quest to Combat Cultural Racketeering

Deborah Lehr

  • Founder and Chairman of the Antiquities Coalition
Abstract | Video
March 24, 2017
#2376

Biological Collections
From Dark Data to a Global, Accessible Digital Resource Documenting Life on Earth

Reed Beaman

  • Program Director
  • Division of Biological Infrastructure
  • Directorate for Biological Sciences
  • National Science Foundation
Abstract
April 7, 2017
#2377

Our Blue Planet from the Vantage Point of Space
The View from Remote Sensing Satellites

Eric J. Lindstrom

  • Program Scientist, Physical Oceanography
  • Earth Science Division
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate
Abstract
April 28, 2017
#2378

The Mosquito, Synthetic Biology and Malaria
Using Gene Modification and Gene Drive to Eradicate a Disease

Anthony A. James

  • Distinguished Professor
  • Dept's of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry,
  • University of California - Irvine
Abstract
May 12, 2017
#2379

The 86th Joseph Henry Lecture

TBA

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