Lewis Hoskins recalls a time when he was taken prisoner by a chinese soldier while providing humanitarian aid and his ability to find a common humanity and brotherliness with his captor that disarmed the fear and violence of the situation.
Enseng Ho lecture entitled Burial and Travel: Islam across Indian Ocean Cultures.
3. Ben Hopkins
Lost Theaters of Somerville: Bob Hanon Interview
Clement Reicher recounts a short allegory he wrote as a child which formed the basis for his belief that love must be personal (not idea-driven) and unpossessive, in order to increase and lead ultimately to happiness.
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.
William Dalrymple lecture entitled "Return of a King: Shah Shuja and the First Anglo-Afghan War 1839-42"
Sunil Amrith lecture entitled "Islam in the Bay of Bengal: Between Tamil and Malay Worlds"
Partha Chatterjee lecture entitled "Early Modern Absolutism in 18th Century India"