Past Ullyot Public Affairs Lectures

Bernard Bigot

Bernard Bigot delivers the 2008 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture.

2012

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

 

2011

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

 

2010

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

 

2009

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

 

2008

Bernard Bigot, High Commissioner, French Atomic Energy Commission

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

 

2007

Shirley Tilghman, President, Princeton University

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

 

2006

Ralph Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences

How Humans Can Cause Global Climate Change

 

2005

Marye Anne Fox, Noted Chemist and Academic Leader

The American Workforce in the New Century: Perils and Promise

 

2004

Phillip A. Sharp, Nobel Laureate

Chemistry, RNA Interference, and Biotechnology: Perspectives and Prospects

 

2003

Alfred Bader, Art Collector, Entrepreneur, Scientist

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

 

2002

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

DNA: A Different Perspective

 

2001

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

Biomaterials and How They Will Change Our Lives

 

2000

Mark S. Wrighton, Chancellor, Washington University

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

 

1999

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

Biotechnology: The Merger of Chemistry and the Life Sciences

 

1998

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

 

1997

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

Drug Discovery for Diseases of the Developed and Third World

 

1996

Harold E. Varmus, Director, National Institutes of Health

Chemistry and the Future of Medical Research

 

1995

Carl Djerassi, Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University

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

 

1994

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

Uphill All the Way

 

1993

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

Enhancing the Quality of Science Education in the United States

 

1992

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

Genes, Genomes, and Disease

 

1991

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

The Chemistry Revolution

 

1990

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

Chemically Based Technology for 2010

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