Hilldale Lectures in the Social Studies

  • James W. Loewen, Author of the bestseller Lies My Teacher Told Me
    How History Keeps Us Racist - And What To Do About It (2016-2017)

  • Francis Fukuyama, Director, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law
    Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
    America the Vetocracy (2015-2016)

  • James Fowler, Professor of Medical Genetics and Political Science, University of California, San Diego:
    How Social Networks Affect Everything You Feel, Think, and Do (2014-2015)

  • James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University:
    Four Domestications: Fire, Plants, Animals and Us, or the Late Neolithic Multi-species Resettlement Camp (2013-2014)

  • Jacob Hacker, Professor of Political Science, Yale University:
    Has American Politics Betrayed the Middle Class? (2011-2012)

  • Stephen D. Houston. Professor of Social Science an Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, Brown University:
    Beyond Writing: Notation and Memory at the Margins of Script (2010-2011)

  • Jacquelyn Campbell, Chair and Professor of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University. National Program Director, Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholars Program:
    Keeping Women Safer in Communities and the Health Care System: 25 Years of Research and Advocacy (2009-2010)

  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Professor of Law, University of California-Irvine:
    Civil Liberties and the War on Terror - Past, Present and Future (2008-2009)

  • William Taubman, Professor of Political Science, Amherst College:
    Nikita Krushchev: The Mand and His Era (2007-2008)

  • Laura Pulido, Associate Professor of Geography and Program in American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California:
    Race, Regions and the Black/White Binary: Latinos in the New South (2005-2006)

  • Gerd Gigerenzer, Director, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany:
    Smart Heuristics: An Adaptive Intelligence of the Unconscious (2002-2003)

  • Robert D. Putnam, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University:
    Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (2000-2001)

  • Frans de Waal, Professor of Psychology, Emory University:
    Good Natured: Animal Origins of Human Morality (1999-2000)

  • Cass Sunstein, Professor of Law, University of Chicago:
    Social Cascades: Why and When Things Change Very Quickly (1998-1999)

  • Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah, Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University:
    The Cult of Saints and Relics in Some Buddhist and Christian Traditions (1996-1997)

  • Fredrik Barth, Professor of Anthropology, Emory University:
    Toward an Anthropology of Knowledge (1995-1996)

  • Charles Goodhart, Professor of Banking and Finance, London School of Economics:
    European Monetary Union: A Progress Report (1994-1995)

  • Anthony Giddens, Professor of Sociology, Cambridge University:
    Modernity, Identity, and Sexuality (1993-1994)

  • James V. Wertsch, Professor of Psychology, Clark University:
    The Individual-Society Antinomy in Sociocultural Research (1992-1993)

  • Marilyn Strathern, Professor of Anthropology, University of Manchester:
    Displacing Knowledge: Kinship and Technologies of Reproduction (1991-1992)

  • Paul Ekman, Professor of Psychology, University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine:
    About Face: Information Signaled by Facial Expression (1990-91)

  • Robert L Heilbroner, Professor of Economics, New School for Social Research:
    Thinking About Capitalism (1988-1989)

  • Judge Pierre Leval, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York:
    The Press, the Courts, Libel and the First Amendment (1987-1988)

  • Walter Murphy, Professor of Politics, Princeton University:
    The Art of Constitutional Interpretation (1986-1987)

  • Marshall Sahlins, Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago:
    Social Science; or the Tragic Western Sense of Human Imperfections (1985-1986)

  • Herbert Simon, Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University:
    What is Creativity? A Psychological Theory Supported by Computer Simulation (1984-1985)

  • Thomas S. Kuhn, Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology:
    What Are Scientific Revolutions? (1983-1984)

  • Lawrence M. Friedman, Professor of Law, Stanford University:
    On American Legal Culture: A Century of Change (1982-1983)

  • Erving Goffman, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania:
    Perception Constraints and Social Interaction (1981-1982)

  • Robert M. Solow, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology:
    What Do Economists Know, If Anything? (1980-1981)

  • Sandra Scarr, Professor of Psychology, Yale University:
    How do Families Affect the Intellectual Development of their Children? (1979-1980)

  • William J. Wilson, Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago:
    The Declining Significance of Race: Myth or Reality? (1978-1979)

  • Urie Bronfenbrenner, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and Psychology, Cornell University:
    Who Cares for America's Children? (1977-1978)

  • Robert Nisbet, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University:
    Patterns of Social Change (1976-1977)

  • Louis H. Pollack, Dean, University of Pennsylvania Law School:
    The Constitution, Past and Present: A Bicentennial Perspective (1975-1976)

  • Simon Kuznets, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, Harvard University:
    Economic Growth Revisited (1974-1975)

  • Benjamin I. Schwartz, Professor of History and Government, Harvard University:
    The Crisis of Culture in 20th Century China (1973-1974)

No lecture presented in 2012-13.