Shared Voices: The RISD Presidential Speaker Series

Three speakers will come to campus starting in Wintersession as part of “Shared Voices: The RISD Presidential Speaker Series.” They are:

January 5: Juan Enriquez, who studies the impact of genomics and life sciences on society, co-hosted by John Dunnigan (Professor, Furniture) and Shawn Greenlee (Assistant Professor, Foundation Studies).

February 2: Lisa Randall, who is a theoretical physicist focused on string theory, co-hosted by Peter Yeadon (Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture) and Dan Cavicchi (Associate Professor, HPSS).

March 14: Kevin Kelley, who is the former Executive Editor of WIRED and Publisher of Whole Earth Review, co-hosted by Eva Sutton (Professor, Photography) and Brian Goldberg (Interim Dean, Graduate Studies).

More information about each speaker can be found at

Each is a master of his or her domain but is also ready to transcend it, sharing our community’s belief in the fruitful exchange of ideas that happens when artists, designers, activists, scientists and other scholars really talk and listen to each other. The faculty co-hosts will engage the speakers with the campus and students during their visits. Public conversations, the centerpieces of each speaker’s visit, take place in the evenings and will be open to the RISD and local communities.

Please mark your calendars for our first visitor, Juan Enriquez, on Thursday, January 5th at 7:30 PM at the RISD Auditorium. Admission will be free of charge, but advance registration is necessary and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, visit

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