Extraordinary speakers who accompany you on the October 2013 departure:
A member of Dartmouth’s Religion Department since 1969, Ronald Green is currently the Eunice & Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values. His research focuses on how religious traditions shape political, economic, and social conditions of communities around the world. A popular and inspiring instructor, he received a distinguished teaching award from the graduating class of 1980, and in 2005 he was named a Guggenheim Fellow. He has traveled extensively in Latin America, Europe, North and West Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.
Alan Mann is Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1986. He has been leading digs in Southern France regularly since 1990, when he worked as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bordeaux and helped excavate an ancient Neanderthal hunting camp. His sense of wonder about human origins continues to endear him to students and colleagues alike. He looks forward to sharing his insights about human evolution and the migration of populations that settled in Easter Island, Samoa, Tanzania, and other destinations.
Fred Diehl is Professor emeritus in the Department of Biology at the University of Virginia, Fred Diehl has more than 30 years of experience teaching biology at all levels with a focus on zoology, ecology and marine sciences, with a specialization in invertebrate biology. A firm believer in learning from direct observation and firsthand exposure to nature, Diehl has taught more than 25,000 undergraduate students, 700 of whom have participated in his renowned marine biology and coral reef ecology course in the Bahamas.Extraordinary speakers who accompany you on the February 2014 departure:
A veteran diplomat, Bob Smolik has represented the United States at embassies throughout Europe and at international organizations such as the United Nations, NATO, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. He is now senior adviser for Europe at the UN. Fluent in five Romance languages, Smolik has worked in more than 30 countries throughout Latin America, Africa and Europe.
Charles Doherty is an art historian, lecturer and writer who has traveled to more than 125 countries. A visiting professor in the MBA program of INSEEC Business School in Bordeaux, France, he lectures on the business of the art and auction markets. He holds a graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Susan Perkins is an associate curator in the American Museum of Natural History’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology. She is an enthusiastic microbiologist whose research involves malaria, gene sequencing and patterns that link geography to genomics and RNA viruses. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Vermont and SUNY Potsdam.