Distinguished Lecture Series

Previous Events

Tina Seelig
Mar 17, 2010, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Tina Seelig shares surprising stories of true entrepreneurs overcoming obstacles, demonstrating that by creatively challenging assumptions, breaking the rules, and disregarding the impossible you can bring remarkable ideas to life.
Daniel Scheinman
Feb 24, 2010, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Daniel Scheinman, general manager of the Cisco Media Solutions Group, is a long-time champion for developing new, network-based distribution models for digital content.
Andrew McAfee
Nov 4, 2009, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Andrew McAfee studies the ways that information technology affects businesses and how computerization affects competition itself – the struggle among rivals for dominance and survival within an industry.
Hal Varian
Oct 28, 2009, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
What does the ubiquity of computer-mediated transactions mean for economics? Hal Varian, Google's chief economist, discusses the implications for contractual efficiency, incentive alignment, data extraction and analysis, experimentation, personalization, and customization.
Apr 15, 2009, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Judy Estrin, the CEO of JLABS, LLC, and author of “Closing the Innovation Gap,” talks about the importance of reigniting sustainable innovation in business, education and government
Mar 11, 2009, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Economist John Rutledge discusses nonequilibrium thermodynamics, network failures and the information economy, and the role played by government officials and media in the neuroscience of fear, to demonstrate how the current global economic crisis is a network failure of the worldwide information system.
Feb 4, 2009, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Oliver Guenther is Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin. He discusses the privacy implications of the global IT infrastructure for physical objects carrying RFID tags with a unique Electronic Product Code.
Nov 5, 2008, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Modeling & Managing Complex Systems: A Case Study of Healthcare Delivery Bill Rouse, Georgia Institute of TechnologyWednesday, November 5, 4:00 pm
Oct 8, 2008, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Blue Smoke, No Mirrors: Confessions of an Information User — Wednesday, October 8, 4:00 pmAlan Kantrow explains what's wrong with today's information services and how to fix them
Oct 1, 2008, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Enterprise Uses of Emerging TechnologiesWednesday, October 1, 4:00 pmJonathan Grudin discusses technology's early adopters and what the future holds for them.
Sep 10, 2008, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Digital Exhibitionism: The Future of Relationships, Andreas WeigendWednesday, September 10, 4:00 pm
Apr 2, 2008, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Privacy in Context, Helen NissenbaumWednesday, April 2, 4:00 pmHow should we understand the concept of privacy in the face of impossible demands for our personal information?
Mar 19, 2008, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Is the Web A Threat to Our Culture?March 19, 4:00 pmJoin Andrew Keen and Paul Duguid in a debate about Web 2.0 , moderated by Geoffrey Nunberg.
Feb 6, 2008, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Henry Jenkins"Combating the Participation Gap: Why New Media Literacy Matters"Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 4:00-5:30 pm
Nov 28, 2007, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Mitch Kapor"Disruptive Innovations I Have Known and Loved - Part 3: Virtual Worlds"Wednesday, November 28, 2007South Hall
Nov 14, 2007, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Mitch Kapor"Disruptive Innovations I Have Known and Loved - Part 2: The Internet and the World Wide Web"Wednesday, November 14, 2007South Hall
Oct 17, 2007, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Carl Malamud"(Re-)Defining the Public Domain"Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 4:00-6:00 pm202 South Hall
Oct 3, 2007, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Mitch Kapor"Disruptive Innovations I Have Known and Loved - Part 1: The Personal Computer"Wednesday, October 3, 2007South Hall
Sep 12, 2007, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Richard Stallman, Free Software Foundation Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks September 12, 2007, 4:00-6:00pm South Hall
Feb 21, 2007, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Brian Cantwell Smith, University of Toronto"Pilot Project for a Future University"Wednesday, February 21, 2007202 South Hall, 4:00pm-5:30pm