Luncheon Dates & Speakers

2016/17 Luncheon Lectures

Registration 11 AM  ::  Lunch Served 11:30 AM

Month Topic
October 11

NEGOTIATING A SETTLEMENT: WHAT, IF ANYTHING, CAN THE UNITED STATES DO TO HELP BRING ABOUT PEACE IN IRAQ AND SYRIA? Barbara Walter, PhD, Professor of Political Science, School of Global Policy & Strategy; Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science

November 8

REVOLUTIONARY DNA EDITING TOOLS: WILL “ACTIVE GENETICS” TRANSFORM THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT? Ethan Bier, PhD, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

December 13

THE NEW CARDIAC EXAM: USING EXQUISITELY PRECISE IMAGES AND PERSONALIZED MEDICINE TO PREVENT HEART ATTACKS & STROKEElliot McVeigh, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering, Department of Engineering and UC San Diego School of Medicine

January 10

FLYING THROUGH THE CLOUDS: HOW DOES MOTHER NATURE CONTROL CLOUDS, CLIMATE AND WEATHER? Kimberly Prather, PhD, Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Scripps Institution of Oceanography

February 14

HYPATIA OF ALEXANDRIA: THE MOST INFLUENTIAL GREEK PHILOSOPHER YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF (PERHAPS BECAUSE SHE WAS A WOMAN)Edward Watts, PhD, Professor of History, Alkiviadis Vassiliadis Endowed Chair in Byzantine Greek History

March 14

THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF U.S. INCOME INEQUALITY: THE ROLES OF GLOBALIZATION, TECNOLOGICAL PROGRESS AND EDUCATION, Valerie Ramey, PhD, Professor of Economics; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

April 11

DRAWING, MAKING AND DOING: HOW HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN AIMS TO ENHANCE OUR LIVES IN A BIG WAY, Don Norman, PhD, Director, The Design Lab at UC San Diego; Professor Emeritus and Founding Chair, Department of Cognitive Science; Professor Emeritus of Psychology

May 9

FROM ME TO WE: DISCOVERING THE TRILLIONS OF MICROORGANISMS THAT ARE A PART OF US, AND HOW THE INFORMATION THEY PROVIDE IS CHANGING MEDICINELarry Smarr, PhD, Harry E. Gruber Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Jacobs School of Engineering; Founding Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology