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Sackler Lectures

The Annual Sackler Lecture was held in conjunction with one colloquium each year. Usually hosted in the spring in Washington, DC, the lecture drew an audience from the diverse academic, government, and policy communities in the area as well as registered colloquium participants.

March 13, 2019
Rodney Brooks, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology
Steps Toward Super Intelligence
Sackler Colloquium:  The Science of Deep Learning

March 13, 2018
David Skorton, Smithsonian Institution
Branches from the Same Tree
Sackler Colloquium Creativity and Collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity

March 8, 2017
Randy Schekman, University of California, Berkeley
The Challenge of Reproducibility in the Biomedical Sciences
Sackler Colloquium Reproducibility of Research: Issues and Proposed Remedies

March 14, 2016
Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University
Enough with the Doom and Gloom! Holistic Approaches Bring Hope for People and the Ocean
Sackler Colloquium Coupled Human and Environmental Systems

March 26, 2015
Steven Levitt, University of Chicago
Thinking Differently About Big Data
Sackler Colloquium Drawing Causal Inference from Big Data

March 28, 2014
Thomas Jessell, Columbia University
Deconstructing Circuits for Motor Behavior
Sackler Colloquium Epigenetic Changes in the Developing Brain: Effects on Behavior

October 16, 2013
Daniel Kevles, Yale University
The National Academy in the American Democracy, 1863-1963
Sackler Colloquium The NAS at 150: Celebrating Service to the Nation

May 21, 2012
Daniel Kahneman, Princeton University
Thinking That We Know
Sackler Colloquium The Science of Science Communication

March 31, 2011
Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy
The Energy and Climate Change Challenge: Risks and Opportunities
Sackler colloquium Fostering Advances in Interdisciplinary Climate Change

June 11, 2010
Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Addiction: Conflict Between Brain Circuits
Sackler colloquium Quantification of Behavior

April 2, 2009
E.O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
Evolution and the Future of the Earth
Sackler Colloquium Evolution in Health and Medicine

April 3, 2008
Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
Opportunities and Limits in the Creation of Useful Knowledge for Sustainable Development
Sackler Colloquium Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainable Development

April 10, 2007
George Whitesides, Harvard University
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: A Portrait in Early Adolescence
Sackler Colloquium Nanomaterials in Biology and Medicine

April 3, 2006
Christopher S. Bond, U.S. Senator, Missouri
Sackler Colloquium From Functional Genomics of Model Organisms to Crop Plants for Global Health

May 18, 2005
Colin Renfrew, McDonald Institute for Archeological Research, University of Cambridge
The City Through Time and Space: Transformations of Centrality
Sackler Colloquium Early Cities: New Perspectives on Pre-Industrial Urbanism

April 1, 2004
Anthony S. Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Vaccinology: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century
Sackler Colloquium Therapeutic Vaccines: Realities of Today and Hopes for Tomorrow

March 19, 2003
Maurizio Seracini, Director of Diagnostic Services, Inc.
Milan: Science in the Analysis of Art: Two Case Studies of Diagnostic Imaging
Sackler Colloquium Scientific Examination of Art: Modern Techniques in Conservation and Analysis

March 22, 2002
Susan Lindquist, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Mad Cows Meet Psi-Chotic Yeast: New Paradigms in Genetics and Disease
Sackler Colloquium Self-perpetuating Structural States in Biology, Disease, and Genetics

February 15, 2001
Solomon Snyder, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Brain Messengers
Sackler Colloquium Neural Signaling

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