Jim Bailey

July 7, 2015

Jim Bailey Physician and a professor of medicine and preventive medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he directs the Center for Health System Improvement, and author of the novel The End of Healing.

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Ken Stanley

June 11, 2015

Ken Stanley Computer scientist, artificial intelligence researcher, Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida; he’s on sabbatical this year at the Santa Fe Institute, and he’s co-author with Joel Lehman of the new book, Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned: The Myth of the Objective

Ken Stanley

Richard Rhodes & Dr. Ginger Rhodes

June 2, 2015

Richard Rhodes Pulitzer Prize-winning author of twenty-five books including, The Making of the Atomic Bomb; Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, and Why They Kill, and Dr. Ginger Rhodes Clinical psychologist specializing in trauma treatment and psychological evaluation of trauma survivors seeking political asylum in the United States.

Richard and Ginger Rhodes


Daniel Lieberman

May 4, 2015

Daniel Lieberman Professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University, author of the book, The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease, on his talk, “Why Exercise Really is the Best Medicine,” sponsored by the School for Advanced Research.



Tom Butler

April 27, 2015

Tom Butler Editorial projects director of the Foundation for Deep Ecology, and president of the Northeast Wilderness Trust. He’s the author of two books, Wildlands Philanthropy, and Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth. He is editor of the new book, Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot.

Population Media Center
Global Population Speakout
Population Institute

Tom Butler

Stephanie Forrest

April 22, 2015

Stephanie Forrest Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico and a external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute, on her lecture, Why Are Cyberattacks So Common? for the Santa Fe Alliance for Science

Stephanie Forrest