Visiting Speakers

Michele Alacevich

Assistant Professor of History and Director of Global Studies
Loyola University, Maryland

Michele Alacevich is Director of Global Studies and Assistant Professor of History at Loyola University, Maryland.

Nicos C. Alivizatos

Professor, Department of Public Law
University of Athens

Nicos C. Alivizatos is Professor of Law at the University of Athens and a practicing Attorney-at-Law with the Athens firm Alivizatos & Partners.

Udi Aloni


Udi Aloni is an Israeli American filmmaker, writer and visual artist whose works focus on the interrelationships between art, theory, and action.

Cemil Aydin

Associate Professor of History
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Cemil Aydin’s interests focus on both Modern Middle Eastern History and Modern Asian history, with an emphasis on the international and intellectual histories of the Ottoman and Japanese Empires.

Alain Badiou

Rene Descartes Chair
European Graduate School

Alain Badiou is a philosopher, playwright, novelist and political activist. He is professor emeritus at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and continues to teach seminars at the Collège International de Philosophie and the European Graduate School.

Charles Bernstein

Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature
University Pennsylvania

Since the 1970s Charles Bernstein has published dozens of books, including poetry and essay collections, pamphlets, translations, collaborations, and libretti.

Harold Cook

John F. Nickoll Professor of History
Brown University

Harold Cook takes a general interest in the history of medicine and related subjects, and in the early modern period, while his research has been mostly on the 17th century, in recent years focusing on the relationships between commerce, medicine and science in the Dutch Golden Age.

Alex Csiszar

Assistant Professor of the History of Science
Harvard University

Alex Csiszar is a historian of science and of nineteenth-century Europe — especially France and Britain.