IDEAS MATTER lectures explore ideas that make a difference in the world. Lecturers are invited to bring their expertise and individual experience into the discussion. This page is intended to provide a brief history of the IDEAS MATTER lecture series, and to highlight some of the interesting ideas which have emerged from these lectures. This is "history" in a rather loose sense. We are more interested in the ideas raised than the actual "history" of our various series. There has been a lecture series each year since 1992. For some of these we have papers which served as the basis for the lectures actually given at that time. In other cases, however, the lecturers have given us permission to use other papers which deal with the same subject.
Each year, a different topic is chosen.
Previous topics have included:(click below or the right column for more information)