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Previous Keynote Speakers

  • 2000:
    Robin Hemley
    Department of English
    Western Washington University

  • 2001:
    Elizabeth Jameson
    Department of History
    University of Calgary

  • 2002:
    Terrance Deacon*
    Department of Anthropology
    University of California, Berkeley

  • 2003:
    Mark Shetabi*
    2002 Pew Fellow
    Raritan Valley Community College

  • 2004:
    Mary Lacey
    Director of Research
    Naval Sea Systems Command
    Washington, DC

  • 2005:
    William R. Belcher*
    Forensic Anthropologist
    POW/MIA Accounting Command
    Hickam AFB, Hawaii


  • 2006:
    N. Katherine Hayles
    John Charles Hillis Professor of Literature
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, California

  • 2007:
    Daniel L. Fiorito
    Head, Information Evaluation for Chemical Demilitarisation
    Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
    The Hague, Nederland

  • 2008:
    Douglas Massey*
    Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
    Princeton University
    President of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

  • 2009:
    Kirby Larson*
    Western Washington University Alumnus
    Recipient of a prestigious 2007 Newbery Honor Book Award for HATTIE BIG SKY
    Author of three other books written for children.


  • 2010:
    Dr. Tyrone Hayes
    University of California-Berkeley

  • 2011 Steven Landsburg
    Professor of Economics
    University of Rochester

  • 2012 Samuel Green
    Poet Laureate of Washington, 2007-2009

* Western Washington University Alumni
May 6, 2010 Western Washington University