Enseng Ho lecture entitled Burial and Travel: Islam across Indian Ocean Cultures.
2. Ben Hopkins
Lost Theaters of Somerville: Bob Hanon Interview
Howard Petersen describes how children confidently believe that good will triumph over evil, and outlines his belief that we must work to make this youthful optimism a reality by learning to live in harmony with others.
Kenneth Johnson talks of the importance of democracy, freedom and human welfare, and emphasizes the ethical principles that underlie our democratic ideals.
Gillie Potter states his belief in the power of wit and "foolishness" to communicate truth, and describes his belief that his task is to bring merriness back to a modern zeitgeist that is currently devoid of humor.
Tinfu Tsiang describes his belief that China and the West each have valuable cultural insight to offer the other, and that the way to world peace is to focus on ulitizing existing resources more efficiently and to preserve human freedom in one's home country.
Milo Bekins describes his belief that society must invest in education so that the youth of today can bring the progress of tomorrow.
William Dalrymple lecture entitled "Return of a King: Shah Shuja and the First Anglo-Afghan War 1839-42"
10. This I Believe
Chester Maxey describes the "creative force" that is vital to a meaningful society and how the United States' success is a result of its nourishing this creative spirit.
Sunil Amrith lecture entitled "Islam in the Bay of Bengal: Between Tamil and Malay Worlds"
Robert Travers, Assoc. Professor, Department of History, Cornell University. Lecture entitled "The Connected World of Haji Mustapha: an informer to the British in eighteenth century Bengal"
Partha Chatterjee lecture entitled "Early Modern Absolutism in 18th Century India"