Lecture Previews

Eliot Cohen

Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Wean 5421

Eliot Cohen, a professor of international studies at Johns Hopkins University, will deliver a talk titled “Does Grand Strategy Exist?” Cohen’s talk is part of the Center for International Relations and Politics Policy Forum.

In addition to a distinguished career in academia, Cohen has served on the policy planning staff of the office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and as a counselor to the U.S. Department of State. He has also been commissioned in the U.S. Army Reserve. Cohen is the author of several books on foreign policy, including the award-winning 2002 Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime.

Tony Fry

Monday at 5 p.m.

Margaret Morrison A14

Designer Tony Fry will speak as part of the School of Design’s “Design the Future” lecture series. Fry is the founding director of the EcoDesign Foundation and is a contributing editor of Design Philosophy Papers. He currently holds a professorship at Griffith University and has authored nine books and hundreds of essays and articles about design.

Charles Atlas

Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts

Filmmaker Charles Atlas will speak as part of the School of Art Fall Lecture Series. His work includes media and dance combinations, video installations, documentaries, television video art, and live electronic performances. Atlas is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, three New York Dance and Performance Awards, and the Foundation for Contemporary Art’s John Cage Award.

Kurt Mehlhorn

Wednesday at noon

Gates Hillman Complex 6115

Kurt Mehlhorn, a Saarland University computer science professor, will deliver a lecture titled “Certifying Computations Towards a Dependable Algorithmic Substrate.” Mehlhorn will discuss algorithms that solve complex combinatoric problems and the difficulties in determining whether such algorithms are reliable.

Mehlhorn is the director of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. He has authored six books and about 200 papers and articles. Mehlhorn is the recipient of the Leibniz Award and is an Associate for Computing Machinery Fellow.

Paul R. Fonteyne

Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

Mellon Auditorium

Paul R. Fonteyne will speak as part of the Tepper School of Business W.L. Mellon Speaker Series. Fonteyne is the U.S. country managing director, president, and CEO of Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corporation. The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Prior to being named president and CEO, Fonteyne served as corporate senior vice president at Boehringer Ingelheim.