Past Ullyot Public Affairs Lecturers

Bernard Bigot

Bernard Bigot delivers the 2008 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture.


Bruce Alberts, Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education, University of California, San Francisco

Redefining Science Education


George Whitesides, Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor, Harvard University

Soft Robots


Joe Palca, science correspondent for National Public Radio

Covering Complex Science, or How I Explained a Frank-Kasper σ Phase in Sphere-Forming Block Copolymer Melts to a Radio Audience


Paul Anastas, the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Professor in the Practice of Chemistry for the Environment at Yale University and former assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Future of Green Chemistry


Michael Christman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Coriell Institute for Medical Research

Personalized Medicine and the Human Genome: What Your Doctor Should Know about Your Genes



Susan Solomon, Research Scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

A Tale for Our Times: Something For Everyone About Climate Change and The Reasons for Climate Gridlock


Joseph M. DeSimone, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University

Bridging Fields and Harnessing Diversity for the Sake of Innovation: Tackling Unmet Needs in the Life Sciences by Exploiting Developments in Materials


Bernard Bigot, High Commissioner, French Atomic Energy Commission

The French Choice: Nuclear Power and Other Energies for a Sustainable Future


Shirley Tilghman, President, Princeton University

Strategy or Happenstance: Science Policy in the U.S.A.


Ralph Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences

How Humans Can Cause Global Climate Change


Marye Anne Fox, Noted Chemist and Academic Leader

The American Workforce in the New Century: Perils and Promise


Phillip A. Sharp, Nobel Laureate

Chemistry, RNA Interference, and Biotechnology: Perspectives and Prospects


Alfred Bader, Art Collector, Entrepreneur, Scientist

Learning from Experience: The Aldrich Story, the Rocky Road to Success


Jacqueline K. Barton, Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

DNA: A Different Perspective


Robert S. Langer, Kenneth J. Germeshausen Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Biomaterials and How They Will Change Our Lives


Mark S. Wrighton, Chancellor, Washington University

Challenges to the Realization of the Promise of Chemistry in the 21st Century


George B. Rathmann, Chairman, President and CEO, ICOS Corporation

Biotechnology: The Merger of Chemistry and the Life Sciences



Earnest W. Deavenport, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Eastman Chemical Company

Surviving the Witch Trials: How the Chemical Industry Can Replace Public Skepticism with Public Support


P. Roy Vagelos, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, University of Pennsylvania

Drug Discovery for Diseases of the Developed and Third World


Harold E. Varmus, Director, National Institutes of Health

Chemistry and the Future of Medical Research


Carl Djerassi, Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University

Science-in-Fiction Is Not Science Fiction. Is It Autobiography?


Orlando A. Battista, O. A. Battista Research Institute

Uphill All the Way


Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Enhancing the Quality of Science Education in the United States


Maxine F. Singer, President, Carnegie Institution, Washington, D.C.

Genes, Genomes, and Disease


Harry B. Gray, Beckman Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Beckman Institute, California Institute of Technology

The Chemistry Revolution


Mary L. Good, Senior Vice President for Technology, Allied Signal, Inc.

Chemically Based Technology for 2010

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