Luncheon Dates & Speakers

Luncheon Lecture Series 2014 – 2015

Month Topic
October 7 GOING TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH TO STUDY THE BEGINNINGS OF TIME, Brian Keating, PhD, Associate Professor of Physics, Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences
November 4

GENDER AND HEALTH: ADVANCING UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING DISCREPANCIES ACROSS THE GLOBE, Anita Raj, PhD, Professor, Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine; Director, Center on Gender Equity and Health

December 2

SPIRITUALITY AND SURVIVAL: THE ENDURING POWER OF GOSPEL MUSICKen Anderson, Lecturer, Department of Music; Director, UCSD Gospel Choir

January 13

GATEKEEPERS OF CHRISTENDOM? RELIGIOUS POLITICS AND THE CHALLENGE OF ISLAM IN EASTERN EUROPE, Patrick Hyder Patterson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of History

February 3

FROM GORBACHEV TO PUTIN: RUSSIA AND ITS NEIGHBORS SINCE 1991, Philip G. Roeder, PhD, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Political Science

March 3

YOUR GENES, YOUR CANCER, YOUR PERSONALIZED TREATMENTS, Scott M. Lippman, MD, Professor of Medicine; Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor for Cancer Research and Care, Chugai Pharmaceutical Chair in Cancer

April 7

THE FACE(BOOK) OF AMERICA: WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA IS DOING TO US, Babak Rahimi,  PhD, Associate Professor of Communication, Culture and Religious Studies, Department of Literature; Director of Third World Studies, Program for the Study of Religion

May 5

REALIZING THE FUTURE: AN UPDATE ON THE SANFORD STEM CELL CLINICAL CENTER, Lawrence S. Goldstein, PhD, Distinguished Professor, UCSD School of Medicine; Director, UC San Diego Stem Cell Program; Scientific Director, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine; Director, Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center