Seminars

The Ronin Institute holds seminars showcasing the scholarship in our community.

Ronin Public Seminars are free and open to all who register for the seminar (sign up for our newsletter mailing list to get announcements of upcoming seminars).

Ronin Institute Seminars are presented to an audience of Ronin members only, although a recording of the seminar may be available on our YouTube channel (or via the link in the list below).

Here are our past and upcoming seminars:

DateSpeakerTitle
March 10, 2021Gregg WillcoxRonin Public Seminar:
Human Swarming: Towards Better Decision-making Systems
Hosted by: Varsha Dani
Feb 26, 2021Angelo LuidensRonin Public Seminar:
The Value of Social Cohesion in Our Communities
Hosted by: Keith Tse
Feb 12, 2021Candace GossenRonin Public Seminar:
What Really Happened to the Trees on Easter Island?
Hosted by: Stéphanie Cassilde
Jan 29, 2021Bruce CaronRonin Public Seminar:
Open Science, Culture Change, and You
Hosted by: John Paulas
November 6, 2020Keith TseRonin Public Seminar:
Biolinguistics and Language Evolution: formal 'simplicity' and 'structural simplification'
Hosted by: Varsha Dani
October 28, 2020Emily MonossonRonin Institute Seminar:
Blight: the rise of fungal pandemics
Hosted by: Alex Lancaster
October 23, 2020Thomas J. BuckholtzRonin Public Seminar:
Messaging Matters: A Checklist to Enhance Buy-in for Your Ideas
Hosted by: Vesselin Gueorguiev
September 30, 2020Jon Wilkins and Michelle Susberry HillRonin Institute Seminar:
Getting Your Research Funded through the Ronin Institute
September 25, 2020Vesselin GueorguievRonin Public Seminar:
COVID19 and Cutting Edge Technologies You Can Deploy From Home Yourself!
September 16, 2020Martin BohleRonin Public Seminar:
Foundations & Examples for How to Tackle (Geo)ethical Dilemmas
August 28, 2020Judy Daniels,
Alex Lancaster,
Emily Lankau,
John Paulas,
Jorrit Poelen, and
Arika Virapongse
Ronin Institute Seminar:
Getting Started in Consulting as an Independent Scholar
August 7, 2020ChrisRonin Institute Seminar:
Umwelt Programming
July 29, 2020Ruth DuerrRonin Institute Seminar:
Climate Change Update: The Facts, Solutions, and What You Can Do
July 24, 2020Laura MusgraveRonin Institute Seminar:
Digital Privacy Gap and GDPR: AI Smart Speaker Use in the UK
July 17, 2020Stéphanie CassildeRonin Institute Seminar:
From Multilingualism to Plurilingualism to Build an Linguistic Fragmentation Index
May 22, 2020John PaulasRonin Institute Seminar:
The Past, Present, and Future Work of Our Intellectual Community
April 17, 2020Arika VirapongseRonin Institute Seminar:
Understanding Independent Scholarship
November 1, 2019Vesselin GueorguievRonin Institute Seminar:
The Growth of the Density Fluctuations in the Scale-Invariant Vacuum Theory
July 11, 2019Martin BohleRonin Institute Seminar:
Exploring Societal Frameworks
of the Geosciences
April 30, 2019Nick JacksonRonin Institute Seminar:
Does Economics Explain or Legitimize Development?
The Case of the Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development Project
April 26, 2018Gill RagsdaleRonin Institute Seminar:
Epigenetics and the Evolution of Trust
March 20, 2019Kristina KillgroveRonin Institute Seminar:
Reading Past Lives: How Archaeologists Understand the Stories Written in Bone
January 18, 2019Miguel FortunaRonin Institute Seminar:
Harnessing evolution through network ecology: insights from digital organisms
December 14, 2018Vesselin GueorguievRonin Institute Seminar:
Quantum Computing: History and Prospects
December 7, 2018Ashton SperryRonin Institute Seminar:
The Bandit's Dilemma: Approaching Realistic Decision Theory with Reinforcement Learning
November 30, 2018Alex LancasterRonin Institute Seminar:
Modeling cellular systems: stochastic approaches in evolutionary research and therapeutic applications
November 9, 2018Vicente ReyesRonin Institute Seminar:
Founding and Incorporating a Non-Profit R&D Corporation:
My Own Experience
October 26, 2018Gloria MontebrunoRonin Institute Seminar:
Atomic Bomb Survivors in North America. An Investigation of Their Social Activism, Medical Needs, and Peace Education Projects
October 19, 2018Gordon WebsterRonin Institute Seminar:
There's more to life science data than being really, really, really ridiculously good looking.
September 28, 2018Jocelyn ScheirerRonin Institute Seminar:
A Twenty-Year Adventure in Wearable Computing
June 7, 2018Martin BohleRonin Institute Seminar:
Exploring and Patching: Socio-Environmental Systems, Sense-Making, and Geoethics
May 24, 2018Zak SteinRonin Institute Seminar:
Education in a Time Between Worlds
May 10, 2018Anne ThessenRonin Institute Seminar:
Challenges Integrating Environment and Phenotype
March 30, 2018Jeffrey RoseRonin Institute Seminar:
Parting the Red Sea: Early Human Dispersals and the Original Exodus from Egypt
March 22, 2018Peter WaddellRonin Institute Seminar:
The Phylogenomic Origins and Definition of Homo sapiens
March 15, 2018Lucas MixRonin Institute Seminar:
A Population Genetic Theory of Life
March 8 2018Anamaria BereaRonin Institute Seminar:
An Atlas of Communication Evolution Based on a Unified Database of Evidence
March 1, 2018Jovita De LoatchRonin Institute Seminar:
So, Where are Cultural and Social in Ecosystem Services? The Human Face of Nature
February 22, 2018Marios KyriazisRonin Institute Seminar:
Systems Thinking in Ageing Research
February 15, 2018Jon F WilkinsRonin Institute Seminar:
Six Years of the Ronin Institute
February 8, 2018Ruth DuerrRonin Institute Seminar:
From Data to Information
February 1, 2018Arika VirapongseRonin Institute Seminar:
What is an Independent Scholar? Preliminary Insights from our Survey Results
April 19, 2018Ruth DuerrRonin Institute Seminar:
From Data to Information (Part II)
April 5, 2018John S WilkinsRonin Institute Seminar:
Species: The Evolution of the Idea
January 25, 2018Kristina MarkmanRonin Institute Seminar:
Between Admiration and Defamation: Reimagining the Knightly Ideal in the Wars against Lithuanians
November 9, 2017Martin BohleRonin Institute Seminar:
Geoethics, Human Niche, and Citizen-Science
September 15, 2017Gill RagsdaleRonin Institute Seminar:
How gene-environment interaction shapes our stress response - as individuals and across generations.
September 7, 2017Josh MitteldorfRonin Institute Seminar:
Aging is not good for our fitness. So why do we get old and die?
September 1, 2017Alex LancasterRonin Institute Seminar:
Creating a Collaborative Community of Independent Scholars at the Ronin Institute
August 18, 2017Jovita De LoatchRonin Institute Seminar:
So, Where are Urban Cultural and Social in Ecological Services? A Spatial Metrics Suitability Analysis
July 27, 2017Mickey von DassowRonin Institute Seminar:
How do Organisms Build Complex Transport Systems?
June 29, 2017Schuyler TowneRonin Institute Seminar:
How to Make a Lock
June 9, 2017Emily MonossonRonin Institute Seminar:
Breaking Away from our Toxic Traditions: Natural Defenses for Human Health and Agriculture
June 2, 2017Brent RanalliRonin Institute Seminar:
The History (and Prehistory) of Scientific Peer Review
May 12, 2017Anamaria BereaRonin Institute Seminar:
Emergence of Cooperation in Social and Biological Networks

Videos of prior seminars that have been made public by the speakers are available on the Ronin Institute’s YouTube channel.