Society & Culture

Insightful and compelling lectures from leading figures in print and broadcast media

Jessica Valenti

Valenti is one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world. Bestselling author and co-founder of award-winning blog, Feministing.com, she speaks on feminism, politics and defying gender norms. A leading voice in the #MeToo movement.

Video: Jessica speaks to NARAL

Lewis Hyde

Lewis Hyde

Essayist, translator, scholar and poet whose work focuses on the nature of imagination, creativity, the “cultural commons” and, most recently, “the art of forgetting” as it appears in myth, politics, art and spiritual life.  A true “writer’s writer.”

Video: Common As Air — Revolution, Art, and Ownership