Perspectives in Anthropology welcomes you to explore our new Lecture Series where you can discover a wide range of topics, each with a unique perspective and interpretation. We hope that these lectures will reflect the values of good anthropological research and inspire your own critical thinking and imagination.
If you can’t view the lectures here on our website, you may still be able to watch some of them on our YouTube Channel. Simply go to our Lecture Series channel page and the video will be available for viewing. Please remember to subscribe to our channel.
We are also hosting conference lectures that will bring together scholars on specific themes. It is our hope to provide the work of prominent scholars who will contribute their knowledge and perspectives. Lively conversation, debate, and collaboration are the hallmarks of these events.
Focus Lectures – Scholars lecturing on interesting issues.
New Voices – New and interesting scholars.
ThoughtStreams – Controversial topics and contemporary issues.
Stanford University – December 2011
Climate Change and Agricultural Adaptation
Stanford University – June 2011
How the Food Industry Is Impacting Global Health
University of California, Santa Cruz – April 2019
The Mueller Report – Implications for Impeachmet
Sir Max Hastings
U.S. Army Military History Institute (USAMHI)
Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy
What do all of these regime change wars have in common?
Dr. John A. Nagl
Chester W. Nimitz Lecture Series – March 2015
Modern War in Theory and Practice
Dr. Gwen Adshead
Gresham College – February 2015
The Nature of Human Violence
The Internet is the cure for TV
Brown University, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
How Structural Racism Works
Corruption: Key Challenges for Local, National and International Institution
Anthropology Optional 2018
Crystal Clear: Flint Water Crisis
How to ruin an Economy: some simple ways
New Yorker Magazine Festival
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Introduction to Bitcoin
Yale University Latin American Series
Corruption as a Business Model: Petrobras and Politics in Brazil
Mary L. Gray
2011 Indiana University
Ethnography as a critical dimension in media and technology studies
2016 Lipset Lecture
The Crisis of Postnationalism
SOAS Depart of Anthropology, University of London
“What is the role of chance in Anthropology?”
Media Education Foundation
Miller Center Foundation
How Corporate America Invented Religion
Capitalism and the Divine Right of Billionaires
On Contact w/Chris Hedges
Capitalism in Crisis
Why Brexit Happened – And what to do next?
University of Essex – TED Talks
Authoritarian Breakdown: How Dictators Fall
University of Chicago, 2009
Oil and Gas
Monica de Bolle
Brazil’s Economic Meltdown
Real Truth About Health Conference, 2014
Poisonous Products, Human Health and the Promise of Green Chemistry
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, USA
International Financial Spillovers to Emerging Market Economies
Monica de Bolle
Brazil Institute Global Fellow – Wilson Center, April 2015
Will New Economic Measures Revive Brazil’s Economy?
University of Melbourne, March 2009
Key Thinkers: Ghassan Hage on Pierre Bourdieu
University of Pennsylvania, 2011
The End of Capitalism
University of Cambridge, 2006
University of Cambridge, 2014
Future for Anthropological Relations
Laura Doydon, MD
Department of Surgery-Mt. Sinai Hospital, 2013
Medical Anthropology and the Surgeon
Professor of Anthropology, 2011
Foucault and Geertz: Theorectical Considerations