Seminar Topics Speaker(s)
February 9

Lead Exposure and the Black-White Test Score Gap

Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School. Chair, Department of Economics. Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing
March 8

Goldilocks in Byzantium – Did More Rain Help a Struggling Empire Survive the Arab-Islamic conquest?

John Haldon, Shelby Cullom Davis ’30 Professor of European History. Professor of History and Hellenic Studies. Director, Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies
April 5

The Bonds We Make and the Bonds We Break; A Chemist’s View of How Metals Drive Biology

John T. Groves, Hugh Stott Taylor Chair of Chemistry. Professor of Chemistry
May 3

The Future of Carbon and Heat Uptake by the Ocean: Seeking Insight From the Ice Ages

Danny Sigman, Dusenbury Professor of Geological and Geophysical Sciences. Professor of Geosciences