Speaker Series

March, 2015

David Silbey, Associate Director of the Cornell in Washington program

David Silbey, Associate Director of the Cornell in Washington program

David Silbey, author of The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China,is the associate director of the Cornell in Washington program where he teaches courses on European history and modern military history. His other books include A War of Empire and Frontier: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902.




February, 2014

Join Peter Feigl and Samuel Harris as they share their testimonies of childhood rescues.

Join Peter Feigl as he shares his testimony of childhood rescue.

May, 2013

Ravi Zacharias Poster

Dr. Ravi Zacharias, Christian apologist, Head of RZIM Ministries, and visiting professor at Wycliffe Hall of Oxford


March, 2013

David Christian Poster

Dr. David Christian, scholar of Russian history, and creator of the interdisciplinary approach known as Big History






October, 2012

Dr Darrell Falk, President of Biologos

March, 2012

Mara Hvistendahl, Pulitzer Prize finalist

March, 2012

Dr. Brent Glass, Director Emeritus Smithsonian Museum of American History

September, 2011

Weeklong educational event teaching about the Holocaust in a global context

April, 2011

Sidney Rittenberg, author of The Man Who Stayed Behind

March, 2011

Leslie Chang, author of Factory Girls









March, 2011

Peter Hessler, author of numerous best-selling books about China including River Town, Oracle Bones, and Country Driving

March, 2011

Dr. Cathy Gorn, Executive Director of National History Day, addresses the audience at Shanghai History Day 2011








November, 2010

Dr. Brent Glass, Director of the Smithsonian Museum of American History





October, 2010

Robert Swartout, historian and author speaking on Korean History


June, 2010

Guy Gavriel Kay, award winning author of Under Heaven, The Lions of Al Rassan, and numerous other works










June. 2010

Ed Larson, Pulitzer Prize Winning author of Summer For the Gods & A Magnificent Catastrophe

March, 2010

Paul L. Maier, PhD., author of more than a dozen books of history and fiction

October, 2009

Gavin Menzies, New York Times Best Selling author of 1421 and 1434


April, 2009

Manli Ho, daughter of Dr. Feng Shan Ho, who saved thousands of Jewish refugees during World War II










March, 2009

Markus Zusak, New York Times Best Selling author of The Book Thief

March, 2009

Stella Dong, author of Shanghai: The Rise and Fall of a Decadent City