Nobel Laureate Lecture Series

Since 2017, Residents & Guests of The World have enjoyed unique opportunities to connect with some of the most respected experts on Earth. The World’s Nobel Laureate Lecture Series has brought leading visionaries in medicine, economics, science, and peace aboard the Ship to offer insights into their fields of expertise and their personal accomplishments.

The series is crafted around authentic engagement and understanding, not dry, scripted speeches or arcane recitations of technical data. During their time on the Ship, these extraordinary experts may present multiple lectures, make presentations to small groups over breakfast, and attend an honored cocktail reception and dinner.

Dr. Shuji Nakamura was one of The World’s first guests, speaking about his invention of the blue LED (light-emitting diode), for which he was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. More recent Laureate guests have included Dr. Edvard Ingjald Moser, a shared recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine; Dr. Brian K. Kobilka, 2012 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry; and Mr. Lech Wałęsa, 1983 Nobel Peace Prize winner.

The World’s Honored Speakers Series

New to The World, the Honored Speakers Series allows Residents an opportunity to inspire and encourage experts who have domestic or international recognition for achievement, work, and/or lifetime service. World-renowned epidemiologist Dr. David Heymann, CBE, kicked off the series to share his background and expertise on COVID-19, epidemiology, and infectious disease. Internationally renowned marine-life artist, Wyland, joined The World to host an onboard lecture followed by a visit to his private studio in Oahu.

Virtual Lecture Series

If it’s happening on Earth, we work to bring it to The World. Through our Virtual Lecture Series, the Ship is able to connect an expansive array of speakers to the Community to share their expertise and insights on topical issues and provide enriching lectures and Q&A sessions.

These virtual engagements allow our Residents the opportunity to join live, from their onboard Residence or the comfort of their shoreside home. Most recently, The World brought prior Deputy Secretary of State, Mr. Stephen E. Biegun, and Professor of international relations and political theory, Andrew Latham. We were also joined by Professor of Ukrainian history and director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, Serhii Plokhii as well as the Robert & Florence McDonnell chair in East European history at Stanford University, Norman Naimark.

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