The Senior Loeb Scholars program invites prominent scholars and practitioners whose expertise is outside the normal disciplines of the school or whose practice displays a unique focus, for a short-term residency at the GSD. The central event is a major lecture, however the Scholars also connect with students across disciplines through more intimate and informal seminars and conversations. In addition they spend time with the current class of Loeb Fellows.

  • Spring 2016: David Harvey, geographer and interpreter of Karl Marx
  • 2014: Katherine Boo, author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, and Sunil Khilnani, director at King’s India Institute at King’s College in London, professor of international politics
  • 2012: Richard Sennett, urban sociologist; professor of the humanities, New York University; professor of sociology, London School of Economics
  • 2011: Arjun Appadurai, social anthropologist; professor of media, culture, and communication, New York University
  • 2010: Ulrich Beck, sociologist, professor of sociology at Munich University and London School of Economics