Past Events

Chief Opinion Editor at Scientific American
October 3, 2018
Can science journalists help change America’s distrust of science?
Contributing Writer, The New Yorker & Best-Selling Author
October 2, 2018
Cards, Cons, and Other Shenanigans: Reporting on the Mind in Action
Correspondent, CBS News
October 1, 2018
A conversation with David Begnaud

Co-sponsored by The Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM), Ezra Stiles College, and La Casa Cultural.


Russian-American journalist and broadcaster
September 27, 2018
How the United States created Vladimir Putin

Co-sponsored by the Program on Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies; the MacMillan Center; and the European Studies Council

Freelance Science Writer
September 26, 2018
The Heretical Idea of Making People Artificially

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*Co-sponsored by Yale Quantum Institute

Photography Critic, New York Times Magazine; Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Harvard
September 26, 2018
And how long have you been talking to photographs?
Host of "The Open Mind", PBS
September 19, 2018
Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age: The Quest for a Post-Partisan Citizenship
Sam Quinones
Journalist, Storyteller, Author, and Former LA Times Reporter
June 6, 2018
“Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic”

Co-sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry

New York Times best-selling author of Top Dog and Nurture Shock
May 1, 2018
“How to Be a Champion: The Science of Winning and Losing, from Olympic Trials to Final Exams and Beyond”

What does it take to perform under pressure in an exam, a game, or a job interview? A small but critical shift in mindset—from playing to win to playing not to lose—changes everything. Your strategy, psychology, even physiology. In this session, you’ll learn how military special operators keep their cool, and which mental strategies Olympians use to come back from defeat. This workshop is about finding the champion in you.

AJ Jacobs
journalist, author, and editor at large for Esquire magazine
April 26, 2018
The Politic Presents AJ Jacobs