Visiting Speakers

Pranab Bardhan

Professor of Economics
University of California, Berkeley

Pranab Bardhan is Professor of the Graduate School at the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Ira Berlin

Distinguished University Professor
University of Maryland

Ira Berlin has written extensively on American history and the larger Atlantic world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly the history of slavery.

Robin Blackburn

University of Essex

Robin Blackburn teaches at the New School in New York and the University of Essex in the UK. He is the author of many books, including The Making of New World Slavery, The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, Age Shock, Banking on Death, and The American Crucible.

Peter K. Bol

Charles H. Carswell Professor East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Harvard University

Peter K. Bol's research is centered on the history of China’s cultural elites at the national and local levels from the 7th to the 17th century.

Terry Castle

Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities
Stanford University

Terry Castle has taught English literature at Stanford since 1983. She specializes in the history of the novel, especially the works of Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, and Austen.

David Brion Davis

Sterling Professor of History Emeritus
Yale University

David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. He is also Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition.

Terry Eagleton

Professor of English literature
Lancaster University

Terry Eagleton is a literary critic, writer and chair in English literature in Lancaster University's Department of English and Creative Writing.

William Easterly

Professor of Economics
New York University

William Easterly is Professor of Economics at New York University and Co-director of the NYU Development Research Institute.