Following some of the House Dinners on Wednesdays at 7:15pm, House Professor Steve Jackson hosts informal conversation hour in his apartment (G70). On these occasions, a special guest from around campus/ around the world is invited to share a conversation on a topic of their choice. These conversation are open to the public and allow students to explore different fields and passions. Find out who our next speaker is by signing up to receive our weekly Keeton Courier, or by our ad in The Cornell Daily Sun!
This year's speakers include:
Past speakers have included the following:
John Rickford, J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Linguistics and Humanities, Stanford University and A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University; "Setbacks, Screw-ups, and Failures"
Gerald Torres, Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law and Keeton House Fellow; "Tribal Nations and the Construction of America"
Kirstin Petersen, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; "Designing Robot Collectives"
Tarleton Gillespie, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research - New England; "Social Media, Free Speech, and the Politics of Platforms"
Martha Pollack, President, Cornell University; "The Future of the University"
Jenny Goldstein, Assistant Professor of Development Sociology; "Would You Get Rich Quick? Big Impacts of Small-Scale Gold Mining in Indonesia"
Irene Eibenstein-Alvisi, Senior Lecturer in Romance Studies; "DAMNED LOVERS!"
Mitch Glass, Visiting Critic, City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture and students of LA2020: Landscape Architecture Sophomore Studio; "West Campus 6.0"
Chad Popple, Percussionist and Tabla Master; "Tabla Workshop"
Bill Keeton, Professor of Forest Ecology and Forestry, University of Vermont; "Bill Keeton and His Legacy"
Robert Sternberg, Professor of Human Development; "Standardized Testing for Graduate and Professional School Admissions: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
Sheryl Mauricio, Keeton House Assistant Dean and Steve Jackson, Associate Professor of Information Science and Keeton House Professor-Dean; "Designing a Life"
Guy Hoffman, Assistant Professor and Mills Family Faculty Fellow; "Robots with Soul"
Peter Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies; "America Confronts the World"
Steve Jackson, Associate Professor of Information Science and Keeton House Professor-Dean; "West Campus Read-In, Toni Morrison's The Origin of Others"
Felix Litvinsky, Managing Director, Blackstone Launchpad; "From Underground to IPO: Entrepreneurship and You"
Robert Sternberg, Professor of Human Development; "(S)he's Mine! All Mine! Keep your grubby hands to yourself! A Valentine's Day Look at Jelousy, Envy, and Love"
Courtney Roby, Associate Professor of Classics; "Did the Ancients Have Science?"
Steve Jackson, Associate Professor of Information Science and Keeton House Professor-Dean; "Tweets, Pings, and Ink: Three Supreme Court Rulings and the Future of Computing"