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Professor-at-Large Lectures Listing

During their campus residencies Professors-at-Large present free lectures that are open to the Cornell Community and the public.  The Program makes every effort to tape current Professor-at-Large lectures and post them on CornellCast as a virtual resource.  The presentations that have been videotaped and audiotaped are listed below in two parts.

Audiotapes:

The audiotapes listed were digitized and made available in June 2016 by eCommons.  Click link below:

Professor-at-Large Lectures from 1970-1995

Videotapes:

The notation [CC] indicates those lectures that have been taped and posted on CornellCast:

Professor-at-Large Lectures 2008-Present

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Shri Kulkarni

Cosmic Explosions – September 17, 2008 [CC]

Transients: the Next Frontier (Palomar Transient Factory) – September 11, 2008

A Brave New World of Radio Transients – October 2, 2008

Dynamic Sky: Palomar Transient Factory – March 29, 2013 [CC]

Hans Föllmer

Risk, Model Risk and Knightian Uncertainty: On the Role of Probability in Finance – September 18, 2012

Some Martingale Aspects of Financial Bubbles – September 21, 2012

Nima Arkani-Hamed

Space-Time Quantum Mechanics and Scattering Amplitudes -September 30, 2013

Philosophy of Fundamental Physics Lecture-Part I – October 1, 2013 [CC]

Philosophy of Fundamental Physics Lecture-Part II – October 3, 2013 [CC]

Three Cheers for Shut Up and Calculate! -September 28, 2017

Margaret Martonosi

Science, Policy, and Services:  Some Thoughts on the Way Forward – October 11, 2017 [CC]

David Stevenson

In Defense of Crazy Ideas – November 15, 2016

Physics Department Colloquium: Jupiter’s Interior as Revealed by Juno – February 17, 2020

LIFE SCIENCES

Andrew Dobson

Elephants, Ivory and the Wildlife Trade – October 19, 2017 [CC]

David Hillis

DNA:  Fact, Fiction and the Future – September 25, 2014 [CC]

Evolution, Longhorns and Thoughts About What We Eat – September 24, 2014

 Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

The Origin of Emotionally Modern Humans: What it means to Develop and Evolve as a Cooperatively Breeding Ape – October 17, 2011 [CC]

Why are Dads so Variable in their Commitment to Fatherhood? – October 18, 2011

Laurie Marker

A Future for Cheetahs:  How Biofuels and Goat Cheese Can Save Wildlife and Lead to Sustainable Development in Namibia – October 23, 2014 [CC]

Margaret McFall Ngai

Animals at Complex Communities: Making Peace with Trillions of Microbial Partners – September 25, 2012

Waging Peace: Establishing Diplomatic Relations with Our Microbial Partners (@Weill) – September 28, 2012

The Art in Unseen Partnerships: The Beauty of Small Things – November 4, 2014 (presented in conjunction with the exhibit: Shifting the Paradigm: Microbes as Animal Helpmates-Nov.4, 2014-January 2015)

Weill “Microbes in Health and Disease” – Keynote address in conjunction with the day-long meeting Nanoempires in New York:  Microbes and Health and Disease -November 6, 2014

Jeffrey McNeely

The Fifth Revolution: Lessons for the history of Cultural Development in Southeast Asia – October 6, 2010

What History Teaches us About Sustainability: Applications to Common-Property Resources  – October 5, 2010

Andrew Revkin

The Daily Planet:  A Journalist Review the Bidding after 30 Years of Exploring Environmental Science from the Amazon to the Arctic – October 23, 2014

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Lakhdar Brahimi

Out of Iraq? Options for the New President – October 10, 2008

Cornell Institute of Public Affairs Weekly Colloquium Series: The United Nations: Between Progress and Conflict – October 6, 2008

Iraq Endgame: The Future of U.S. Involvement in Iraq – November 10, 2008 [CC]

Sir Partha Dasgupta

The Problem of Trust: Norms and Laws in Economic Life – February 2, 2010

Nature’s Role in Sustaining Economic Development – February 4, 2010

How do we Reconcile the Difference in Economic Interests (market) with Consequences on the Environment? – October 3, 2012

Sustainably and the Measurement of Wealth – October 5, 2012

Ann Markusen

To Do Something Skillfully: Native American Artists’ Livelihoods and Contributions to Community – February 19, 2010

Cultural Planning and the Creative City: An Arts-Centered Research and Policy Agenda – February 22, 2008

Creative Placemaking: Challenges, Evaluations Issues, and Implications for Artists and the Arts – February 12, 2013

James Scott

Two Cheers for Anarchism: Autonomy Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play – April 5, 2012

Lord Robert Skidelsky

The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on the Future of International Relations – April 18, 2012 [CC]

Albie Sachs

The Fourie Case: Same-Sex Marriage in the South African Constitutional Court – September 4, 2013

Liberty and Fraternity, Bringing ʻUbuntuʼ into the Equation – September 5, 2013 [CC]

Reason, Passion and the Law:  The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law – September 8, 2015

Nelson Mandela:  Memories of Working with Him Over Half a Century – September 9, 2015 [CC]

Duncan Watts

The Myth of Common Sense:  Why Everything that Seems Obvious Isn’t – September 9, 2014 [CC]

From Small-World Computer Networks to Computational Social Science:  Two Decades of Research in Between Disciplines – September 13, 2018

HUMANITIES

Anne Carson

Contempts – February 16, 2012

Performance of “Bracko” and “Cassandra Float Can” – February 17, 2012 [CC]

Hélène Cixous

Volleys of Humanity – September 21, 2010

Ay Yay: The Shout of Literature – September 24, 2013

Laura Restrepo

Authors in Search or The Child They Were: On Memory and Origin – February 26, 2008 [CC]

Keynote Address: Sanctuary, Sanctuary – February 28, 2008

Migraciones y gestas de fundación – March 3, 2008

Demasiados heroes (No Room for Heroes) – March 31, 2009

Denise Riley

The Suspension of Time After a Child’s Sudden Death: A Discussion in Two Parts – March 8, 2011, and March 8, 2011

ARTS

William Forsythe

A Choreographic Work: Nowhere and Everywhere at the Same Time – March 5, 2012

In Conversation with Timothy Murray – March 10, 2012 [CC]

A Public Conversation with William Forsythe – February 12, 2015 (Plenary session for conference-Sensation, Desire and the Moving Body)

The ‘Grammar’ of Dance:  Illustrations and Conversation – February 20, 2015

Christopher Hogwood

The Past is a Foreign Country:  Why Making Music Matters – October 25, 2013 [CC]

The Present and Future of Historically Informed Performance – October 28, 2013

Xu Bing

The Character of Characters – Friday, September 28, 2018 [CC]

Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis at Cornell-Wind Symphony and Jazz Band presenting his newly revised Blues Symphony – March 28, 2018″ [CC]