Since 2017, the Neuroscience Program has sponsored this interdisciplinary annual lecture that is specifically designed to connect neuroscience to the humanities and humanistic social sciences disciplines at our college on topical issues that we grapple with in contemporary society. Thus far, we have brought to campus national experts that have connected neuroscience with the disciplines of Business, Politics, Theater, Education, and Psychology on topics of decision-making, race, prejudice, bias, and Montessori education.
Stacey Sinclair, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Public Affairs, and African American Studies, Princeton University
Co-sponsors: Office of Intercultural Relations, Office of Faculty Development, The Ethics Center, Department of Asian Studies; Education; Latin American and Latinx Studies; Psychology; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program
The Neuroscience of Racial Bias
Jennifer Kubota, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware
Co-sponsors: Departments of Education, Politics, Psychology, Modern Languages and Literatures, Latin American and Latinx Studies, African American Studies, Ethics Center, International Relations, Offices of Intercultural Relations, and Faculty Development
What Is Montessori Education And Why Should You Care?
Angeline S. Lillard, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia
Co-sponsors: Education and Psychology Departments
Blind Spot: Hidden Biases In Good People
Mahzarin Banaji, Ph.D.
Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics Department of Psychology, Harvard University
27th Annual Volwiler Distinguished Scientist Lecture
Brain, Race, and Theater
Playwright and Author
Co-sponsors: Departments of English and Theater, the African American Studies Program, Office of Intercultural Relations and the Mojekwu Fund
Brains, Business, and the Ballot Box: Using neuroscience to predict purchases and votes
CEO & Founder, SBB Research Group , Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
Co-sponsors: Entrepreneurship Program, and the Departments of Politics and Economics, Business and Finance