Professor Emeritus, School of Social Science. This lecture attempts
to answer multiple questions: First, what is wrong with terrorism?
The question may seem easy, but it is often answered badly. Second,
how is terrorism chosen -...
Having assisted in the postwar transitions in Afghanistan and
Iraq, Lakhdar Brahimi, a Director's Visitor at the Institute in
2006-08, spoke in 2007 about the circumstances that led to the
current situations in Afghanistan and Iraq. He examined...
Professor, School of Historical Studies. The lecture examines how,
rather than always leading to the myth of the death of painting (or
sculpture), as Alexandr Rodchenko had it, the idea that the artist
should erase all traces of...
Clifford Geertz, an eminent scholar in the field of cultural
anthropology known for his extensive research in Indonesia and
Morocco, died on October 30, 2006, at the age of 80. Geertz was
Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science at the...
This lecture by Enrico Bombieri, IBM von
Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics, explores how
mathematics has arrived at its present pragmatic view of infinity
and some of the counterintuitive paradoxes, as well as some of the
A Program to Mark the Centenary Year of the Birth of
Kurt Gödel was held in Wolfensohn Hall at the
Institute for Advanced Study on November 17, 2006. The program,
which attracted some three-hundred people, consisted of talks aimed
at a general...