Talks and Appearances


December 15, 5:30––Onstae conversatuin with Steven Pinker, India Times Literary Festival, Mumbia, India

December 14, 2:45––Onstage inerview, India Times Literary Festival, Mumbai, India 

November 30, 6:30 pm––Panel discusion on Albert Einstein's "God letter," Princeton Club, 15 W 43rd St. NY NY

October 10, 2018, 6:30 pm––Panel discussion on the life and works of Isaac Bashevis Singer, with a reading and a film, New York Public Library, 42nd St branch, NYC

September 22, 2018, 11:30 amHow The Light Gets In, Kenwood House, London, England

June 16, 2018, 3:00PM: On-stage interview, Dalkey LIterary Festival, Dalkey, Ireland

April 24, 2018, 7:00PM: "The curious relationship between the sciences and humanities," East Carolina University, Greenville NC

January 26, 2018 7:30 pm–"Is There Meaning in Life: Three Perspectives," with Jordan Peterson, William Lane Craig, Convocation Hall, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, Toronto CA 

January 11, 2018 8 pmWith Sam Harris and Max Tegmark, the Waking Up Podcast, Orpheum Theater, Boston MA.

November 17, 10:45 am"The Philosophers and the Scientists Should be Friends," University of Chicago, Chicago IL. 

November 14, 5:00 pm"No God But Spinoza's," University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt Library, 6th floor, Philadelphi, PA. 

October 12, 8:00 pm"The Nature of Faith," in conversation with Alan Lightman and Marcelo Gleiser, The 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

October 11, 7:30 pm"The Transformation of the Greeks and the Making of Philosophy," Eastern Kentucky University, O’Donnell Hall, the Whitlock Building. 




Rebecca Goldstein is represented by the Random House Speaker's Bureau and by Wolfman Productions 

  • Hear a podcast interview with The New York Times
  • See Rebecca Goldstein on BloggingHeads.TV with Robert Wright, author of The Evolution of God
  • Watch a video interview on BigThink
  • Watch a reading from 36 Arguments in the Authors@Google series
  • Hear a podcast interview with Christopher Lydon on Radio Open Source
  • Hear a podcast interview on Thoughtcast
  • "The Mattering Map Redux," Center for Inquiry Conference on Women in Secularism, Washington DC,  May 17, 4 PM
  • Panel on The Human Prospect and the Fate of our PlanetaryCivilization," Columbia University, New York City, April 13, 8 AM

  • "Creativity: Discussion with Steven Pinker," Joint recipients of Moment Magazine Creativity Award, D.C.November 24, 
  • Event with Philip Roth, Panel with Susan Jacoby,Janis Bellow, Claudia Roth Pierpont; Philip Roth speaking afterwards,Queens College, Queens NY, November 5, 7:00 PM
  • "Philosophy and Literature: The Ancient Quarrel," University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, October 29, 4 PM
  • "Why Did Einstein Write a (Bad) Love Poem to Spinoza?" Physics and Cosmology Public Lecture, Dartmouth College,October 17, 4 PM
  • PEN Authors' Evening, Private home, New York, NY, October 15, 7:30  
  • "Philosophy and Literature: The Ancient Quarrel," Dartmouth College, September 30,4:30 PM
  • Interview of Richard Dawkins, The Harvey Theater, BAM, Brooklyn NY, September 23, 7:30
  • "Is Moral Progress a Matter of the Heart or the Head?: Dialogue with Steven Pinker," Santa Fe Institute Public Lecture, James A. Little Theater, Santa Fe, NM, August 14, 7 PM
  • "Women and Secularism," Center for Inquiry, Women in Secularism2, Marriott at Metro Center, D.C. May 17, 4 PM
  • "The Mattering Map: Religion, Reason, and Moral Progress," Carnegie Mellon, April 9"A reading," Hobart and William Smith College, April 4, 4 PM
  • "What Novels Reveal About the Psychology of Philosophy," Philosophy Society, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, 6 PM 
  • "Appealing to Intuitions," talk for Women Faculty at Yale University, Dec 5, 4 pm
  • "Socrates Must Die," talk of work in progress at Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University,Nov. 14, noon 
  • "Why Did Spinoza Think So Little of the Arts," Franke Lecture, Yale University, Oct 2, 6:00 pm, Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208
  • Award for Distinguished Alumna, Barnard College, June 1, noon
  • "An Evening with Rebecca Goldstein," sponsored by the English Department and Philosophy Department, Baruch College, 25th Street and Lexington Ave, New York City, April 25, 6 PM
  • "Appealing to Intuitions,"  Santa Fe Institute Public Lecture, James A Little Theater, Santa Fe, NM,  April 9, 7 PM
  •  Spinozium, On-Stage Interview on "Betraying Spinoza," JCC DC, April 1, 4 PM 
  • "Psychology of Philosophy, New York Institute for the Humanities, Deutsches Haus, NYU,  March 23, 12 noon.
  • "Great Thinkers of Our Day Series,"  Hunter College, New York City, 7 PM
  • "Why Did Einstein Write A (Bad) Poem to Einstein?" Santa Fe Institute, !339 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe, NM, Dec. 5, 12:15 PM