The Richard W. Smith Lecture Series

 

 

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Ph.D.
March 20, 2019

 

Indigenous People's History
of the United States

 

Steven J. Ross, Ph.D.
October 25, 2018

 

Hitler in Los Angeles:
How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots
Against Hollywood and America

 

Prof. Nick Keehus
Attorney Edward Tabash

April 18, 2018

 

Does God Exist: A Debate
Between a Christian Professor
and an Atheist Attorney

 

Erik M. Conway, Ph.D.
October 24, 2017

 

Merchants of Doubt:
Turning Americans Against
Science After the Cold War

 

Rachael Bernstein
April 26, 2017

 

Cults in America::
Who They Are,
How They Control Minds

 

Michael Shermer, Ph.D.
October 5, 2016

 

21st Century Ethics:
How Science, Reason, and
Empathy are Bringing a Kinder
and More Realistic Morality

 

Brian Levin, J.D.
March 28, 2016

 

Terrorism and Hate: Who
Commits Terrorism and Why
?

 

Phil Zuckerman, Ph.D.
November 4, 2015

 

A Sociologistís Research on the
Lives of Atheists and Agnostics

 

Michael Gazzaniga, Ph.D.

Marh 23, 2015

 

Brain and Consciousness:
Surprising New Findings
 from Neuroscience

 

John C. Avise, Ph.D.

October 21, 2014

 

Inside the Human Genome:
Darwin or Intelligent Design?

 

Cameron Smith, Ph.D.

April 3, 2014

 

The Evolution Revolution:  How
Recent Research Changes What We
Know About Human Evolution

 

Michael Shermer, Ph.D.

October 24, 2013

 

The Believing Brain

 

Leonard Mlodinow

April 29, 2013

 

The Subliminal Brain: How Our
Unconscious Rules Our Behavior

 

Paul J. Zak

November 13, 2012

 

Recent Research on Brain Chemistry:
A Revolution in the Science of Good and Evil

 

Nancy L. Segal

April 16, 2012

 

Human Behavior:  What the study
of twins reared apart reveals
about heredity and environment

 

John Dean

September 21, 2011

 

Authoritarian Personalities:
Their Danger to Our Society

 

Michael Parenti

February 17, 2011

 

America's Culture Struggle:
Religion, Politics

 

Blase Bonpane, Ph.D.

September 23, 2010

 

Sexual Abuse, Cover-Ups, and the
History of the Catholic Church

 

James H. Fallon, PhD.

March 17, 2010

 

The Brains of Psychopathic Killers:
The Nexus of Genes, Environment,
Brain Damage

 

Dave Cullen

September 23, 2009

 

The Murders at Columbine
High School: How Our Culture
Misunderstood What Happened

 

Dr. Bruce Wexler

March 26, 2009

 

 

Brain and Culture:
Neurobiology, Ideology,
and Social Change

 

Milton Diamond, Ph.D.

October 23, 2008

 

Gender and Sexual Orientation:
Biology? Social Influence?
Free Choice? What the
Latest Research Has Found

 

Elizabeth Loftus, Ph.D.

February 21, 2008

 

What's the Matter
With Memory

 

 

Stephanie Coontz

November 28, 2007

 

In Search of Traditional Marriage:
the Surprising Diversity of Love
and Marriage Across Cultures
and Times

Edward Tabash

May 24, 2007

 

Church and State: Are They
Still Separate in America?

 

Monique El-Faizy

December 5, 2006

 

How Evangelicals Have Become
America's New Mainstream

 


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