Stanford University and German publishing house Suhrkamp Verlag are pleased to jointly sponsor the international lecture and publication series devoted to new work by Stanford faculty on contemporary and historical subjects. Hosted at Stanford by the Forum on Contemporary Europe at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and in Berlin by Suhrkamp, this series responds to the need for insight and trans-Atlantic dialogue on today’s most pressing issues. Senior scholars whose work has earned influence on discussion and policy are selected to bring their voice to this prominent public forum. Each lecture addresses issues affecting today’s wide range of critical areas including international relations, politics, history, science, and culture.
Benefiting from the reach of the Forum on Contemporary Europe, the series will feature speakers from all of Stanford University’s teaching and research faculty, drawing from all seven schools at Stanford including Law, Business, Medicine, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Education, and Humanities and Social Sciences. The nominated speakers all reflect this with their record of innovative thought and public influence. The audience for the lectures, gathered at Stanford, and at the Suhrkamp Berlin residence, also engage the discussion with wide ranging European and international perspectives.
Plans include publishing a version of each lecture in a new series by Surhkamp. The series directors are also developing a project for an on-line platform to offer interactive dialogue with the author for a period of time following each lecture.
Speakers, subjects, and dates will be announced each season.