Marcello Canuto talks about the use of LIDAR (a method for measuring distances by illuminating the target with laser light and measuring the reflection with a sensor) is helping us learn about early lowland Maya cutlure.
Richard A. F. Penrose Lecture; Dr. Sen's lecture explores the meaning of identity and how it can lead to both positive and negative interactions;i.e. people helping neighbors in a crisis vs. an Us vs. Them idology during the very same crisis
Bunzel explains how the Jihadi movement has appropriated the philosophical Wahhabism. He shows that many people in the Muslim world do not aline themselves with Wahhabism or the Jihadi movement, but the movement remains a state building enterprise.
What are the obligations of those of us who are affluent in the face of global poverty? 1 billion people live well below the poverty standards, with no access to basic needs. Their life expectacy is an average of 48;10 million children a year die of preventable diseases. What do we do, as rich nations?
Margaret Jacob's lecture focuses on the Enlightenment of the 18th century of Europe. How did Christianity, Judaism, and Islam respond to this major intellectual movement?; Further reading: Jacobs, M. The Enlightenment : a brief history with documents (St. Martin's: 2001)
Rustow describes the contents of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo. Most of what the materials are from 950-1250. About 10% of the total are archival documents. Some of these documents reveal a "lost archive" of an Islamic Empire.; Further reading: The lost archive : traces of a caliphate in a Cairo synagogue (Princeton Princeton University Press: 2020)
RICHARD A. F. PENROSE LECTURE; Awarded the Henry Allen Moe Prize in the Humanities in 2007, the lecture focuses on Judge Wald's 2 years in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
RICHARD A.F. PENROSE LECTURE; Bright Sheng introduces Yang Wei, a world reknowned pipa player. He also discusses Chinese musical history and the 2000 year evolution of the musical instrument, the Pipa.