Programs from the 2001-2015 Academic Year

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Lunch, Chicago Club
Styles of Catholicism: Flannery O'Connor, Frida Kahlo, and Simone Weil
Richard Rosengarten

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Lunch, Chicago Club
Graffiti: A Poetry Reading
Rosanna Warren

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Dinner, Arts Club of Chicago
Reputation Management
Daniel Diermeier

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Lunch, Casino
The Chicago Center for Global Music Research: Rescuing Jewish Music in the Crisis of the Twentieth Century
Phil Bohlman

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Annual Dinner, Four Season Chicago
Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower
Robert Zimmer and Henry Paulson

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Lunch, Casino
The Quest The Quest to Build the World's Largest Telescope
Wendy Freedman

Monday, November 16, 2015
Dinner, Casino
Misbehaving:
Hugo F. Sonnenschein, PhD and Richard Thaler, PhD

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Lunch, University Club
A Nation Stays Alive When Its Culture Stays Alive: Chicago’s Response to Archaeological Heritage At Risk
Gil Stein

Monday, September 28, 2015
Lunch, Chicago Club
Discovery Science and Human Health: What's at Stake?
Melina Hale, PhD, Sarah Cobey, PhD, Allan Drummond, PhD, Vincent Lynch, PhD

6/18/2015
Lunch, Casino
Modern China and Ancient Greece, or How Plato Caused Capitalism
Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer

5/7/2015
Casino, Luncheon
Contemporary Chinese Art
Wu Hung

4/9/2015
Casino, Dinner
Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel and Want
Nicholas Epley

3/9/2015
Casino, Luncheon
The Good Book: The Making of a World Premiere
Margaret Mitchell, Denis O’Hare, and Lisa Peterson

1/29/2015
Four Season, Annual Dinner
Certain Uncertainty: The Future of Climate Change
Michael Greenstone, Ian Foster, and Steve Edwards

12/9/2014
Women’s Athletic Club, Luncheon
Blasphemy and Censorship in India: Past and Present
Wendy Doniger

11/12/2014
Casino, Dinner
The US Supreme Court: What Will History Say?
David Strauss

10/16/2014
University Club, Luncheon
Remaking Democracy in the 21st Century: New Media Participatory Politics, and Race
Cathy Cohen

9/17/2014
Chicago Club, Luncheon
Your Brain and the Biology of Everyday Life
Peggy Mason

6/3/2014
Chicago Club, Luncheon
Urban Social Science for Theory and Practice
Mario Small

5/15/2014
Casino, Dinner
Modern India
Dipesh Chakrabarty

4/4/2014
Chicago Club, Luncheon
Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition
David Nirenberg

1/23/2014
Four Seasons, Annual Dinner
A Political Forecast: The 2014 Midterms & Beyond
David Axelrod and David Murphy

12/10/2013
Casino, Luncheon
Conversation in Urban Art
Theaster Gates and Steve Edwards

11/6/2013
Casino, Lunch
Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art and the Reinvention of the Museum
Neil Harris

10/22/2013
Dinner, Arts Club
The Future of the Euro
Luigi Zingales

9/24/2013
Chicago Club, Luncheon
Impacting Health in Chicago and Beyond
Melissa Gilliam and Stacy Lindau

6/11/2013
Chicago Club, Luncheon
The Crime Labs’ Ultimate Goal: Social Impact
Jens Ludwig

5/22/2013
Casino, Dinner
The Roberts Court and Conservative Judicial Activism Run Amuck
Geoffery Stone

4/9/2013
Casino, Lunch
Molecular Engineering at Chicago
Matt Tirrell

2/15/2013
Chicago Club, Lunch
The New Religious Intolerance
Martha Nussbaum

1/31/2013
Four Seasons, Annual Dinner
Richard M. Daley and Panel Lecture
Richard M. Daley

12/10/2012
Casino, Luncheon
Inside the Composer’s Studio
Augusta Read Thomas

11/7/2012
Arts Club, Dinner
Evolution of the Entrepreneurship Program at Chicago Booth
Steve Kaplan

9/19/2012
Chicago Club, Lunch
Building the Future of Medicine: Generating New Knowledge and Advancing the Doctor-Patient Relationship
J. Alverdy, P. Angelos and J. Matthews

5/14/2012
Casino, Lunch
Dreaming Spires and Faculty Towers: Thoughts on the History of Universities
Hanna Gray

4/5/2012
Chicago Club, Lunch
The University of Chicago’s Global Health Initiative: Integrating Women’s Health in the Global Development Agenda
Funmi Olopade

2/2/2012
Chicago Club, Lunch
Rings and Ringers (or: Faking It): Narratives of Circular Jewelry and Clever Women
Wendy Doniger

11/3/2011
University Club, Dinner
Does Money Buy Happiness?
Allen Sanderson

10/12/2011
Peninsula, Dinner
The Economy
Austen Goolsbee

9/19/2011
Chicago Club, Lunch
University of Chicago Organ Transplantation Revolution
Mark Siegler

5/23/2011
Chicago Club, Luncheon
Elizabeth Bishop: Poetry and Loss
David Wellbery

4/15/2011
Chicago Club, Luncheon
The Chicago Biomedical Consortium

3/31/2011
Chicago Club, Luncheon
Playing with Fire: the Task of Divinity School
Margaret Mitchell

1/20/2011
Four Seasons, Annual Dinner
Evolving Universities: Discussion with University Presidents
Gray, Sonnenschein, R&L, and Zimmer

12/7/2010
Chicago Club, Luncheon
Who Cares Who Shot Liberty Valence?
Robert Pippin

11/18/2010
Arts Club, Dinner
Fault Lines
Ragurahm Rajan

9/20/2010
Chicago Club, Lunch
SuperFreakonomics and Beyond
Steven Levitt

5/12/2009
Chicago Club, Luncheon
Self-Portrait as Narrative or Life Meets Death: Frida Kahlo on Frida Kahlo
Richard Rosengarten

4/16/2009
Chicago Club, Dinner
The University of Chicago and the Olympic Games: From 1893 to 2016
John MacAloon

3/19/2009
Chicago Club, Luncheon
Broken Ties: Social Isolation and Breast Cancer
Martha McClintock

1/29/2009
Casino, Dinner
The Financial Crisis
Gary Becker and Richard Posner

12/4/2008
Chicago Club, Luncheon
Legal & Ethical Dilemmas in the Art World Today
Anthony Hirschel

11/12/2008
Arts Club, Dinner
The Prospects for Leadership for the 44th President: What has he gotten himself into?
John Hansen

10/23/2008
Chicago Club, Luncheon
Rediscovering the Chicagoan or What Hath Regenstein Wrought
Neil Harris

9/15/2008
Chicago Club, Luncheon
People of the Green Sahara
Paul Sereno

6/12/2008
Women’s Athletic Club, Luncheon
Women’s Board Newly Selected 2008/09 Grant Awardees

4/17/2008
Arts Club, Dinner
What Drives Suicide Terrorism
Robert Pape

3/11/2008
Chicago Club, Lunch
A Painter’s Quest for the Other: Eugene Delacroixs’ A Jewish Wedding in Morocco
Ralph Ubl

1/24/2008
Casino, Annual Dinner
The Family-Unfriendly Workplace
Saul Levmore

12/4/2007
Casino, Luncheon
Titus in Newport: Shakespeare’s Earliest Tragedy Gets a Modern Makeover
Charles Newell

11/6/2007
Arts Club, Dinner
The Dark Side of the Universe: Beyond Stars & the Starstuff We are Made Of
Michael Turner

10/18/2007
Chicago Club, Luncheon
What is it to be Deprived of a Culture?
Jonathan Lear

9/27/2007
University Club, Luncheon
While Dangers Gather: Congressional Checks on Presidential War Powers
William Howell

6/19/2007
University Club, Luncheon
Genomics Meets Behavior: Psychiatric & Behavior Genomics Update
Nancy J. Cox

5/22/2007
University Club, Luncheon
Wild Nature, Gardens, and the Future of Plants
Sir Peter Crane

4/26/2007
Gleacher Center, Dinner
Why is Underdevelopment so Persistent?
Raghuram Rajan

3/29/2007
University Club, Luncheon
Imaging Angkor: Exploring the History and Future of Khmer Civilization
Alan Kolata

2/20/2007
University Club, Luncheon
Brain-Machine Interface Technology: From Basic Science to the Patient
Nicholas Hatsopoulos

1/22/2007
Casino, Dinner
Threats & Opportunities Confronting the United States
Marvin Zonis

12/5/2006
University Club, Luncheon
A Free Life: Some Moral & Political Considerations
Robert Pippin

11/14/2006
Arts Club, Dinner
The New Supreme Court
David A. Strauss

10/17/2006
University Club, Luncheon
The First Steps on Land: Finding Evidence of our Fishy Past
Neil L. Shubin

9/12/2006
University Club, Luncheon
What Do Pictures Want?
W.J.T. Mitchell

Tuesday, May 23, 2006
University Club, Luncheon
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
John McCarter, Geoff Emberling and Stephen Harvey

Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Casino, Dinner
Discussion Between Don Michael Randel and John Callaway
Don Michael Randel and John Callaway

Thursday, March 16, 2006
University Club, Luncheon
Can China Rise Peacefully?
John J. Mearsheimer

Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Casino, Dinner
Beyond the Jihad and Crusade: American Power in a World of Religion
Michael Sells
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
University Club, Luncheon
The Pleasures of Reading III: Rape Fantasies and Margaret Atwood
William Veeder

Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Arts Club, Dinner
Cinderella: From the Fairy Tale to the Operatic Stage
Philip Gossett

Tuesday, October 18, 2005
University Club, Luncheon
Protecting Girls from HIV/AIDS
Shelley D. Clark

Saturday, September 24, 2005
Campus, Luncheon
Issues at the Forefront of 21st Century Medicine
Joe “Skip” Garcia

Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Arts Club, Dinner
Court Theatre on Endgame
Charles Newell, Joe Foust, and Allen Gilmore

Monday, May 16, 2005
University Club, Luncheon
Ghosts, Sexuality and Fertility in Chinese Language
Judith Farquhar

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
University Club, Luncheon
The Politics of Black Women’s Mental Health
Melissa Harris Lacewell

Thursday, March 10, 2005
University Club, Luncheon
The Pyramid of an Egyptian Queen

Wednesday, February 16, 2005
University Club, Luncheon
Young Children and Poverty Positive Outcomes
Cybele Raver

Thursday, January 06, 2005
Chicago Club, Dinner
How Gossip Defines Your Reputation and How to Work It
Ron Burt

Tuesday, December 07, 2004
University Club, Luncheon
On the Pleasures of Greek Lyric
Danielle Allen

Friday, November 12, 2004
University Club, Luncheon
The Mythology of the Facelift
Wendy Doniger

Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Arts Club, Dinner
War and Patriotism
Abner Mikva

Monday, September 20, 2004
University Club, Luncheon
Better Food for the World
Daphne Preuss

Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Mid-American Club, Dinner
How to Make a Musical Instrument: An Illustrated Lecture
Don Randel

Wednesday, May 26, 2004
University Club, Lunch
Trial of Socrates
James Redfield

Monday, March 22, 2004
On Campus, Luncheon
Film Music and Memory
Berthold Hoeckner

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
University Club, Luncheon
Talking Politics
Michael Silverstein
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Casino, Dinner
From Drunk Driving to School Corruption
Steven Levitt

Wednesday, December 03, 2003
University Club, Luncheon
Icebergs in December
Doug MacAyeal

Sunday, November 16, 2003
Gleacher Center, Luncheon
Chicago: A Global City
Saskia Sassen

Monday, October 20, 2003
Standard Club, Luncheon
Korea
Bruce Cumings

Tuesday, October 07, 2003
Oriental Institute, Dinner
Ancient Iraq: Mesopotamian Gallery Preview
Gil Stein

Monday, September 15, 2003
Gleacher Center, Dinner
Revelation: Richard Rosengarten
Janet Duchossois

Thursday, June 26, 2003
Gleacher Center, Luncheon
University of Chicago/Chicago Public Schools Computer Learning Project
Don York and Julia Brazas

Thursday, May 08, 2003
Quad Club, Luncheon
Motet Choir and Choir Theatre
Don Randel, Randi Von Ellefson, Charles Newell

Tuesday, April 01, 2003
Gleacher, Luncheon
Happiness
Candance Vogler
Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Arts Club, Dinner
Civil Liberties in Wartime
Geoffrey Stone

Tuesday, February 11, 2003
Gleacher Center, Luncheon
Stem Cells
Lainie Ross

Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Casino, Dinner
Eternal Egypt
Robert Ritner

Tuesday, December 03, 2002
Gleacher, Luncheon
The Pilgrim’s Process
Linda Seidel

Wednesday, November 13, 2002
Standard Club, Luncheon
Race, Culture, and Politics
Tanya Luhrmann

Thursday, October 17, 2002
Gleacher Center, Luncheon
Of Two Minds
Cathy Cohen

Thursday, September 19, 2002
Quad Club, Luncheon
Why Bees?
Danielle Allen

Thursday, July 25, 2002
Gleacher Center, Luncheon
China Today
D. Yang, B. Parish, and J. Zeitlin

Tuesday, June 04, 2002
Botanic Garden, Luncheon
Gardens in Shakespeare
David Bevington
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
Gleacher Center, Luncheon
The Reckless Mind
Mark Lilla

Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Gleacher Center, Luncheon
Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy
Jean Bethke Elshtain

Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Casino, Dinner
Through a Glass Darkly
John Mearsheimer

Wednesday, December 05, 2001
Gleacher Center, Luncheon
Cosmological Physics
Bruce Winstein

Monday, November 12, 2001
University Club, Luncheon
Should Children Have Legal Rights?
Emily Buss

Monday, October 22, 2001
Arts Club, Dinner
The Centenary of Verdi’s Death
Philip Gossett

Thursday, September 20, 2001
Campus, Luncheon
University of Chicago Press
Paula Duffy and Mary L. Gray

Tuesday, July 24, 2001
Campus, Luncheon
Beyond Majority Voting
Saul Levmore

Tuesday, June 12, 2001
University Club, Luncheon
Chicago Public Schools Summer School Program
Melissa Roderick
Monday, May 21, 2001
Smart Museum, Luncheon
Ben Shahn’s Photos of New York
Joel Snyder

Tuesday, April 17, 2001
Gleacher Center, Luncheon
Henry James’ “The Beast in the Jungle”
Robert Pippin

Monday, March 26, 2001
Dinner, Arts Club
The Pacifica Quartet

Thursday, February 15, 2001
Gleacher Center, Luncheon
Medical Ethics and Outcomes
Panel

Wednesday, January 10, 2001
Casino, Dinner
Adventures of a Musical Lexicographer
Don Randel

Tuesday, December 05, 2000
University Club, Luncheon
Hispanics: The New Urban Majority
Pastora Cafferty

Wednesday, November 08, 2000
Union League, Luncheon
Can Loneliness Harm You?
John Cacioppo

Thursday, October 19, 2000
Oriental Institute, Dinner
Ur Exhibit Preview
Clemens Reichel

Tuesday, September 12, 2000
University Club, Luncheon
Bad Teaching and Good
Douglas Duncan