60-Second Lectures | Fall 2022 Roundup (VIDEO)

This year, the fall 60-Second Lectures took place on one day with six faculty experts presenting on topics ranging from exploration of the universe's origins to the study of indigenous politics.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The 60-Second Lectures have been a Penn Arts & Sciences tradition since 2003, challenging our faculty to sum up a subject in just one minute. This fall, the lecture series was presented as an express edition with all the lectures on one day. Watch each of the six faculty talks below.


Gary Bernstein, Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

"The James Webb Space Telescope: Our $10B Time Machine"


Tulia Falletti, Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science; Director, Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies

"Studying Indigenous Politics"


Marc Meredith, Professor of Political Science

"Making Sense of the 2022 Midterm Polls"


Jennifer Morton, Presidential Penn Compact Associate Professor of Philosophy
"Education as Transformation"


Mitchell Orenstein, Professor of Russian and East European Studies

"Russia vs. the West: Hybrid War, New Cold War, or World War III?"



Donovan Schaefer, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

"Feeling Is Believing"

To view the complete archive of 60-Second Lectures featuring faculty, students, and alumni, visit: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/60-second