Arts & Sciences

Renowned scholars from the academic and social science fields

David Quammen

Quammen’s science journalism creates a fascinating blend of exploration and storytelling.  He brilliantly explains complicated science concepts to his audiences.  Three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award and long-time contributing writer for National Geographic.

Video: Emerging Diseases and the next Human Pandemic 

Sonia Shah

An investigative journalist and critically acclaimed author. Addressing topics from human rights to international politics, Shah tracks viruses, drugs, and their future impacts on society.

Video: Sonia Shah on Malaria

 

Michael J. Tougias

New York Times best-selling author of The Finest Hours, Tougias shares incredible survival stories, sharing lessons about decision-making, goal attainment & resilience.

 

Michael Tougias Videos!

 

Jessica Valenti

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

Video: Jessica speaks to NARAL