Distinguished Visitors Program

The Distinguished Visitors Program provides support to bring a diverse portfolio of distinguished statesmen, scientists, artists and other scholars to the Haverford community.

Upcoming Visitors

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Faculty are invited to submit a proposal for funding.

Submit a Proposal Submit an Evaluation

Past Visitors

  • 2013-14
    • Andrew Abbott - Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago
    • Julia Adams - Director, Division of Social Sciences; Professor of Sociology International and Area Studies, Yale University
    • Allan Antliff - Canada Research Chair: in Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Victoria
    • Adam Ashforth - Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan
    • Gerald Auten - Senior Lecturer and Director of The Studio Art Exhibition Program, Dartmouth College
    • Lisa Baglione - Professor and Chair of Political Science, St. Joseph’s University
    • Gretchen Bauer - Professor and Chair of Political Science, University of Delaware
    • Tom Boellstorff - Professor of Anthropology, University of California-Irvine
    • Lee H. Butler, Jr. - Professor of Theology and Psychology, Chicago Theological Seminary
    • Caren Canier - Professor of Art, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    • Kateri Carmola - Director, Carmola Consulting, LLC
    • Jon Carter - Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology, Criminology, and Sociology Le Moyne College
    • Victor Caston - Professor of Philosophy and Classical Studies, University of Michigan
    • Jack Censer - Professor of History, George Mason University
    • Rupali Chandar ‘91 - Associate Professor of Astronomy, University of Toledo
    • Radcliffe Edmonds - Associate Professor and Chairman, Greek, Latin and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
    • David Eng - Richard L. Fisher Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania
    • Juliet Floyd - Professor of Philosophy, Boston University
    • Elizabeth Freeman - Professor of English, University of California, Davis
    • Jon Garrison - Retired Metropolitan Opera singer
    • Zemer Gitai - Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University
    • Dave Goldberg - Professor of Physics, Drexel University
    • L. Shane Greene - Associate Professor and Director for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Indiana University
    • Susan Hagen - Philadelphia sculptor and Assistant Professor, Department of Arts, Bucks County Community College
    • Mark Harrison - Professor, University of Warwick, UK
    • Linda Hasunuma - Assistant Professor of Government, Franklin and Marshall College
    • John T. Hill - Photographer, designer and former Director of Graduate Studies in Photography, Yale University School of Art
    • Seth Holmes - Martin Sisters Endowed Chair Assistant Professor, UC, Berkeley School of Public Health’s Community Health and Human Development Division
    • Eugene Jarecki - Filmmaker
    • Jonathan Kirschenfeld - Founder, Institute for Public Architecture
    • James Knierim - Professor of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • Jeff Kuhn - Astronomy, Institute for Astronomy, Haleakala Division, Maui, Hawaii
    • Ulrich Langer - Professor of French, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • Mary Anne Layden - Director of Education and Director of Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program, Center for Cognitive Therapy, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    • Benjamin Lebrave - Founder of Akwaaba Music
    • Dana Leibsohn - Priscilla Paine van der Poel Professor, Art History, Smith College
    • Chris Link - Professor of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder
    • Samuel Lucas - Professor Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
    • Adrienne Mayor - Research Scholar, Classics and History and Philosophy of Science, Stanford University
    • Luvuyo Ntombana - Senior Researcher, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Fort Hare
    • Hillory Oakes - Director of Writing and Director of Student Collaborative Learning, Bates College
    • Paul Offit - Chief of Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    • Lyman Page - Henry deWolfe Smyth Professor of Physics and Department Chair, Princeton University
    • George Papandreou - Former Prime Minister of Greece
    • Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson - Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
    • Marina Peterson - Associate Professor, Performance Studies, Ohio University
    • Lucinda Ramberg - Assistant Professor, Anthropology & Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies, Cornell University
    • Claudia Rangel - Professor of Sociology, Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero
    • Juan J. Rojo - Assistant Professor of Spanish/Department of Foreign Languages Lafayette College
    • Gary Ruvkun - Professor, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
    • Ellen Samuels - Assistant Professor of English and Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • Evangelina Sanchez - Professor of Sociology, Universidad Autonoma de la Ciudad de Mexico
    • Douglas Smith - Director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair, Robert A. Groff Endowed Professor and Vice Chairman for Research and Education in Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania
    • C. Riley Snorton - Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
    • Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung - Founder and Artistic Director, SAVVY Contemporary Berlin
    • Chris Stedman - Humanist Chaplain, Harvard University and Yale University
    • Michael Stein - Ralph and Mary Otis Isham Professor, Department of Statistics and the College, University of Chicago
    • Barry Stroud - Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
    • Michael Taussig - Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
    • Alan Trachtenberg - Neil Gray Jr. Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies, Yale University
    • Juan Uson - Associate Scholar and Lecturer, Department of Physics, Princeton University
    • Suresh Venkatasubramanian - John E. and Marva M. Warnock Associate Professor in the School of Computing, University of Utah
    • Edward A. Vessel - Research Scientist, New York University Center for Brain Imaging and Co-Director of the NYU ArtLab
    • Alycia Weinberger - Staff Astronomer, The Carnegie Institute of Washington Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
  • 2012-13
    • Marjorie Agosin - Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies; Professor of Spanish, Wellesley College
    • Alan Aspuru-Guzik - Associate Professor, Harvard University
    • Mo Asumang - Filmmaker
    • Erik Balder - Profile Chair of Mathematical Economics and Decision Theory, Utrecht University
    • Shadi Bartsch - Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor of Classics and the Program in Gender Studies, University of Chicago)
    • Robert Bellah - Ford Professor of Sociology, Emeritus
    • Anthony Bogues - Harmon Family Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University
    • David Bucura - Clerk, Rwanda Yearly Meeting
    • David Charles - Professor of Philosophy, Oxford University
    • Veronica Cortinez - Professor Spanish, University of California, Los Angeles
    • Erik Davis - Freelance author
    • Peter Decherney - Associate Professor of Cinema Studies, English and Communications, University of Pennsylvania
    • Vincent Denis - Assistant Professor of History, University of Paris - Sorbonne
    • Richard H. Ebright - Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Laboratory Director, Waksman Institute of Microbiology and Distinguished Professor Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University
    • Erica Flapan - Lingurn H. Burkhead Professor of Mathematics, Pomona College
    • Eckart Forster - Professor, Department of Philosophy, Department of German, and the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University and Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin
    • Paul Franks - Professor of Philosophy, Yale University
    • Rajmohan Gandhi - Research Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Twiggy Pucci Garcon - Performer and health activist
    • Bill Gasarch - Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland at College Park
    • Alfredo Jaar - Artist
    • Sara Jordeno - Visual artist-filmmaker
    • Charles L. Kane - Professor, University of Pennsylvania
    • Gina Kolata - The New York Times Senior Health and Science Writer
    • James Lantolf - George and Jane Greer Professor in Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics, Penn State University
    • Peggy Levitt - Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College
    • Thomas Maniatis - Isidore Edelman Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University College of Medicine, NYC
    • Nikolay Mitrokhin - Researcher, Research Institute for Eastern Europe, Bremen, Germany
    • Brett Pelham - Visiting Associate Professor, Swarthmore College
    • Marc Schneiberg - John C. Pock Professor of Sociology, Reed College
    • Rupert Sheldrake - Research Fellow of the Royal Society and former Fellow of Clare College Cambridge University
    • Kim Steinhauer - President, Estill Voice International; adjunct faculty, University of Pittsburgh School of Health
    • Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman - Assistant Professor of English, Binghamton University
    • James Sweet - Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Ebony Elizabeth Thomas - Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
    • Ilana Trachtman - Filmmaker
    • Gary Victor - French and Francophone Studies
    • Rubie Watson - Curator of Comparative Ethnology; Former Director, Peabody Museum, Harvard University
    • James Watson - Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, Harvard University
    • Michael Weinstein - Chief Program Officer, The Robin Hood Foundation
    • Raul Zurita - Poet
  • 2011-12
    • Mohammed Ben Abdallah - Senior Lecturer, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
    • Naif Al-Mutawa - Creator of The 99
    • Olive Ayhens - Artist
    • Jennifer S. Beer - Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin
    • Hall Bjornstad - Assistant Professor, Department of French and Italian, Indiana University (Bloomington)
    • Bruno Bosteels - Professor of Romance Studies, Cornell University
    • Richard Brantley - Alumni Professor of English, Emeritus, University of Florida
    • Peter Brown - Professor, School of Environment, McGill University
    • Anthea Butler - Associate Professor of Religion, University of Pennsylvania
    • Patricia Cabrera Lopez - Professor of Philosophy and Letters, National Autonomous University of Mexico
    • Jack Carnell - Associate Professor, School of Design and Media, Philadelphia University
    • Anne Carson - Poet in Residence, NYU Creative Writing Program; London based artist
    • Gianluca Caterina - Co-Director, Center for Diagrammatic and Computational Philosophy, Endicott College
    • China Ethnographic Film Festival and Conference - Tami Blumenfield, Jenny Chio, Kenneth Dean, Maris Gillette, Steve Harrell, Benjamin Gertsen, Tik-sang Liu, J.P. Snaidecki, and Angela Zito
    • Janet Clark - Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, Drexel University
    • Michael Clarke - Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
    • D. Kacy Cullen - Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
    • Peter Davis - Film Director at Villon Films
    • Colin Joan Dayan - Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities, Vanderbilt University
    • Mircea Dumitru - Professor and Vice-Rector, University of Bucharest
    • Percival Everett - Fiction writer and Distinguished Professor of English, University of Southern California
    • Tabetha Ewing - Associate Professor of History, Bard College
    • Joshua C. Farley - Associate Professor of Community Development and Applied Economics, University of Vermont
    • Denis Feeney - Giger Professor of Latin, Professor Classics, Princeton University
    • Paul Fierlinger - Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts
    • Maria Luisa Fischer - Associate Professor, Hunter College, CUNY
    • Marcos Frank - Associate Professor of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania
    • Rocco Gangle - Co-Director, Center for Diagrammatic and Computational Philosophy, Endicott College
    • Margaret Geller - Senior Scientist at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
    • Tania Giovannetti - Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Temple University
    • Philip Goodchild - Professor of Religion and Philosophy, University of Nottingham
    • Lewis R. Gordon - Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy at Temple University
    • John Greyson - Associate Professor, York University
    • Emily Grosholz - Liberal Arts Research Professor, Department of Philosophy, affiliate Department of English, affiliate Department of African and African American Studies, Pennsylvania State University
    • David Miranda Hardy - Filmmaker
    • Haverford Digital Humanities Retreat
    • Holocaust Awareness Museum
    • David Hu - Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering and Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Pamela Johnson - Artist and Professor of Art and Visual Culture, Bates College
    • Mohsen Kadivar - Visiting Research Professor, Duke University
    • Sara Kendall - Researcher, Grotius Centre, The Hague, The Netherlands
    • Scott Kenyon - Senior Scientist at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
    • Anthony Kroch - Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Endowed Term Professorship, University of Pennsylvania
    • Ernest Lepore - Director of the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science and Professor of Philosophy
    • Stephen J. Lippard '62 - Arthur Amos Noyes Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Mark Louden - Professor of German, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Eriberto Lozada - Associate Professor Anthropology, Davidson College; President, Asia Network; President, Society for East Asian Anthropology
    • Omid Memarian - Director of Programs, International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
    • Ali Mirsepassi - Professor of Middle Eastern studies and sociology at the Gallatin School and Director of Iranian Studies Initiative at New York University
    • Fathali Moghaddam - Professor, Department of Psychology; and Director, Conflict Resolution Program, Department of Government, Georgetown University
    • Jonathan Moreno - Penn Integrated Knowledge Professor; Professor Medical Ethics & Health Policy & History & Sociology of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    • Sam Moyn - Professor of History, Columbia History
    • Robert L. Nadeau - Professor of History of Science and Public Policy, George Mason University
    • Michael Nock - Associate Director, Tanglewood Music Center
    • Camille Paglia - Professor of Humanities and Media Studies, University of the Arts
    • John S. Parkinson '65 - Distinguished Professor, University of Utah
    • Nicholas J. Patterson - Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University
    • Iain Haley Pollock '00 - Award winning poet, English teacher, Springside-Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia
    • Margaret Price - Associate Professor of English, Spelman College
    • Vicente Rafael - Professor of History, University of Washington
    • Julius Rebek, Jr. - Professor, Scripps Research Institute
    • Bernard Reginster - Professor of Philosophy, Brown University
    • Alan Richardson - Professor of English, Boston College
    • Barbara Ryder - Head, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
    • Mahmoud Sadri - Professor of Sociology, Texas Woman’s University
    • Lahra Smith - Assistant Professor of African Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
    • Rachel Sutton-Spence - Julian and Virginia Cornell Visiting Professor, Swarthmore College
    • Larissa Swedell - Associate Professor of Anthropology, Queens College CUNY
    • Ricardo Viera - Professor of Art, Director of Lehigh University Art Galleries
    • Benjamin Warschawski - International opera singer, Cantor of Congregation Ezra-Habonim, Chicago, IL
    • Elizabeth Wing - Freelance translator of French literature and theory
    • Mary Wiseman - Professor Emerita, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York