What Matters to Me and Why Past Speakers

Past WMMW Speakers

Miss a Talk?

WMMW lectures are available to check out at Green Library on the Stanford Campus. Go to the basement’s Media/MicroText Center and look up on the computer the call number of the tape you’d like to listen to, by searching for “What Matters to Me and Why” and/or the name of the speaker. The tapes can be checked out for three hours and listened to at Green or dubbed onto a blank tape.

Spring 2014

April 9, 2014
Jennifer Summit
Professor of English

May 14, 2014
Jeff Chang
Executive Director of Institute for Diversity of Arts + Committee on Black Performing Arts

Winter 2014

January 8, 2014
Yvonne Maldonado
Professor of Pediatrics

February 12, 2014
Dave Evans
Lecturer, Design Program, Mechanical Engineering

Fall 2013

October 9, 2013
Ron Albucher
Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

November 13, 2013
Bernard Muir
Director of Athletics

Spring 2013

April 17, 2013
Thomas Schnaubelt
Executive Director, Haas Center for Public Service
Resident Fellow, Branner Hall

May 8, 2013
David Abernethy
Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science

Winter 2013

February 6, 2013
Steven P. Weitzman
Daniel E. Koshland Professor of Jewish Culture and Religion

February 27, 2013
Karen Biestman
Associate Dean and Director of the Native American Cultural Center

Spring 2011

April 27, 2011
Pam Karlan
Associate Dean for Research and Academics in the Law School and Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Law

May 4, 2011
Marilyn Yalom
feminist literary scholar and cultural historian
Irvin Yalom
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus

Spring 2010

February 10, 2010
Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder of Common Sense Media

February 24, 2010
Deborah Golder
Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Residential Education

April 28, 2010
Jack Rakove
W. R. Coe Professor of History and American Studies and Professor of Political Science

May 5, 2010
Anne Firth Murray
Consulting Professor in Human Biology
Michelle R. Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellow

Spring 2006

May 3, 2006
Sekou Sundiata
Resident Poet
Sundiata talks about the blues, imagining a ‘possible future’

March 15, 2006
Deborah Gordon
Professor of Biological Sciences
What Matters to Deborah Gordon

March 1, 2006
Albert Camarillo
What Matters to Albert Camarillo

Winter 2006

February 15, 2006
Carole Pertofsky
Health Center Staffer
What Matters to Carole Pertofsky

Fall 2005

November 16, 2005
Arthur Bienenstock
Vice Provost and Dean of Research and Graduate Policy
Road to prosperous life brings Arthur Bienenstock full circle