Session One – 1 to 2:20 p.m.
  • Video introduction featuring TED curator Chris Anderson
  • Welcome & Introductions
    Peter Murphy, dean of the faculty and professor of English
  • Major Decisions: Bringing the Self into the Classroom
    Kate Flanagan ’14
  • Why There Is No Mind/Body Problem
    Joe Cruz, professor of philosophy and chair of the Cognitive Science Program
  • #dangerousbodies #blackwomen #scifi
    Rhon Manigault-Bryant, assistant professor of Africana studies
Session Two – 2:35 to 3:55 p.m.
  • TEDxWomen video: Julia Easterlin
  • Introductions
    Peter Murphy
  • Pop Orientalism: Tin Pan Alley to Taiwan Today 
    W. Anthony Sheppard, professor of music and chair of the Department of Music
  • As It Turns Out, You’ve Probably Heard of It
    Amy Levine ’14
  • Shakespeare, Marlowe, and their Jews
    John Kleiner, professor of English
Session Three – 4:10 to 5:30 p.m.
  • TEDEd video: John Lloyd: An animated tour of the invisible
  • Introductions
    Peter Murphy
  • The Curious Epidemiology of Transmissible Cancer among Tasmanian Devils
    Lois Banta, associate professor of biology and chair of the Program in Public Health
  • Magical Thinking
    Won-Jun Kuk ’14
  • Exploding Stars, Colliding Galaxies, and You
    Karen Kwitter, Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Astronomy and chair of the Department of Astronomy
A reception follows in the CenterStage lobby.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
1 to 5:30 p.m.
’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
Williams College
Ticketed audience members should arrive at 12:30 p.m. so that the event can begin on time.