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Winter Park Institute


A Rollins Winter Park Institute precursor, the Rollins College Colloquy presented a variety of perspectives on liberal education and social responsibility in a global society.


  • February 8, 2007
    Jared Diamond: Facilitated Discussion with Faculty
    National Medal of Science winner, Professor of Geography and author
  • March 26, 2007
    Maya Angelou: Keynote Address
    Poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director
  • March 27, 2007
    Carol Christ: Panel Discussion
    President of Smith College, former provost of the University of California at Berkeley
  • March 27, 2007
    E. O. Wilson: Question and Answer Session
    Harvard University Professor Emeritus and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes
  • March 27, 2007
    Jaron Lanier: Panel Discussion
    Computer scientist, composer, visual artist, author, and creator of the phrase "Virtual Reality"
  • March 27, 2007
    Steven Pinker: Panel Discussion
    Experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, and writer
  • March 27, 2007
    Salman Rushdie: Keynote Address
    Booker Prize-winning author, intellectual, political activist
  • March 28, 2007
    F. Duane Ackerman: Panel Discussion
    Chairman Emeritus of BellSouth Corporation
  • March 28, 2007
    Panel Discussion
    Playwright, actor, and activist
  • March 28, 2007
    Sally K. Ride: Panel Discussion
    Former NASA astronaut and the first American woman in space
  • March 28, 2007
    Francis Fukuyama: Closing Plenary Panel
    American philosopher, political economist and author