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Conversations with the Dean

Faculty Speaker Series

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences’s “Conversations with the Dean” is a faculty speaker series designed to deliver insights into the cutting-edge research and teaching from faculty experts around the College. The series is offered live to Weinberg College leadership society donors with a real-time Q&A. Learn more about the leadership giving society here. The series is available to all Weinberg College alumni in the days following the event.

Watch recent "Conversations with the Dean" below:

Sera YoungSera Young

Professor Sera Young and Dean Adrian Randolph discuss the challenges of household water insecurity around the globe, how we are starting to measure it, and why UNESCO is paying attention to the work at Northwestern.

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Alvin B. Tillery, Jr.Alvin B. Tillery, Jr.

Alvin B. Tillery, Jr., professor of Political Science and director of the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy, and Dean Adrian Randolph discuss the way in which democracy, diversity, and politics interact in the United States and around the globe.

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Adrian RandolphDean Adrian Randolph

Dean Adrian Randolph shares insights from his fall quarter class, Introduction to European Art.

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Marina HenkeMarina Henke

Professor Marina Henke and Dean Adrian Randolph discuss the future of NATO, the impact of Brexit, and Great Power politics.

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Omar K. FarhaOmar K. Farha

Professor Omar K. Farha, of the Department of Chemistry and associate editor for ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, and Dean Adrian Randolph discuss Professor Farha’s research effort to combat COVID-19 (as well as other Nerve Agents) with smart and programmable sponges.

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Andrew PapachristosAndrew V. Papachristos

Professor Andrew V. Papachristos and Dean Adrian Randolph discuss Northwestern Neighborhood Network Initiative (N3), an incubator where students, faculty, and experts look at key problems facing Chicago and its surrounding communities. 

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Aida BentonAdia Benton

Professor Adia Benton, of the Department of Anthropology, and Dean Adrian Randolph share reflections on COVID-19, the United States’ reaction to the virus, and other nations’ reactions to it. They also discuss how COVID-19 compares to the nature of the Ebola and HIV outbreaks, two viruses that Professor Benton has previously studied.

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Martin Eichenbaum

Martin Eichenbaum

Professor Martin Eichenbaum, of the Department of Economics and co-director of Northwestern’s Center for International Economics and Development, and Dean Adrian Randolph discuss pandemic economics, the tradeoffs between the severity of the recession we face, the health consequences of the pandemic, and “smart containment.”

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