Past Rae Dorough Speakers
RDSS speakers have included engineers, scientists, fiction and non-fiction writers and historians, entrepreneurs, comedians and entertainers, diplomats, astronauts, journalists, and a Secretary of Defense.
Click links below for a PDF showing details about each season & speakers.
2020-2021:Maria Echaveste, Paul Giroux, Dr. Richard Reimer, National Geographic Live
2019-2020: Jamie Metzl, Jonathan Reichental, Ellie Cohen, John Arquilla
2018-2019: Janet Beard, Joel Breakstone, Patrick Hunt, Andy Weir
2017-2018: Roger Bales, Elisabeth Rosenthal, Ben Santer, David Shoemaker, David Vassar
2016-2017: Alan Ashworth, Robert L Gallucci, Jeanne Marie Laskas, Julie Lythcott-Haims, Ross Stein
2015-2016: Annie Barrows, Alex Filippenko, Allison Macfarlane, Astro Teller
2014-2015: Kelly Corrigan, Patrick Hunt, Michael Krasny, John Mather
2013 -2014: Tony La Russa, Mike Montemerlo, Amy Stewart
2012-2013: Elizabeth Blackburn, Tammy Jernigan and Jeff Wisoff, Ed Larson, Markie Post, Francis Slakey
2011-2012: Bob Borchers Jr., Ron Cohen, Paul Alan Cox, Abraham Verghese
2010-2011: Kelly Corrigan, Timothy Ferris, John Gray, William Perry and Michael May, David Rakoff
2009-2010: Alex Filippenko, Jane Hamilton, John Hamre, Carey Perloff
2008-2009: Bob Borchers Jr., Dr. Morton Grosser, David M. Kennedy, Amory Lovins, Richard Rhodes
Over the course of the past year we have had the pleasure of hosting some of our speakers in an online format. Videos of their presentations are available on YouTube. Please see below for description and links directly to our YouTube channel.
Dr. Richard Reimer: ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s: Who is at Risk?
Neurologist Dr. Richard Reimer discusses Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) their risk factors and the development of new treatments.
Maria Echaveste: Opportunity and Democracy: A Latina’s Perspective
Echaveste discusses inequities in social and economic mobility, educational opportunity, health care and immigration policy that affect the Latino and Black communities. She also reflects on her improbable journey from a Texas migrant farm workers’ camp to Stanford University, UC Berkeley Law School and the Clinton White House.
John Arquilla: New Directions for National Defense
John Arquilla, Distinguished Professor of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School discusses the challenges and the forward thinking approaches needed to address the spectrum of new directions for our national defense.