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On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, Dr. Pinelopi (Penny) Goldberg joined us for a return visit, to discuss an updated look at what’s happening in the world, and what conclusions we may be able to draw.


On Thursday, March 21, 2024, Dean Lynn Cooley spoke to us about Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and also about her “Monday and Friday” job at her “fly lab.” Please enjoy the far-ranging discussion.


On Tuesday, March 5, 2024, Dr. Chiara Mingarelli, from Yale’s Departments of Physics and Astronomy, spoke to us about the magic of gravitational waves, quasars, dark matter, black holes and the excitement of experiencing primary texts in the Beinecke. Enjoy our extraordinary talk with this internationally known research astrophysicist.


On Tuesday, January 9, 2024, James (“Jimmy”) Hatch ’24 spoke to us about his life as he fought in a war as a Navy SEAL, his life coming home to the U.S., and how he ended up at Yale. He also described the report he and fellow classmates at the Jackson School wrote on the war in Afghanistan: The Twenty-Year War: Lessons Learned from U.S. Failures in Afghanistan, 2001-2021. U.S. Decision-Making on the War in Afghanistan (GLBL638). If you wish to read the report, it’s available for download here.



On Tuesday, November 14, Vicky Chun, Thomas A. Beckett Director of Athletics, spoke to us about managing the vast scale of capital projects on Yale’s athletic facilities, the unique position of Ivy League athletics, and the joys and challenges of sports administration.



On Tuesday, October 24, Ishaan Tharoor ’06 spoke to us about his work as a foreign affairs columnist and the anchor of Today’s WorldView at the Washington Post. He also provided us with a closer look at his country of birth, India.



On Tuesday, September 26, 2023, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D, RI) joined us on ’66 LIVE to discuss aid to Ukraine and other ongoing issues and concerns in our nation’s capital.



On Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, Sixteen months following his first appearance with us on ’66 LIVE, classmate and former U.S. Ambassador to Italy David Thorne returned to discuss the surprising changes we’ve seen since his last visit. This wide-ranging talk encompassed world events and more.



On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, A. Douglas Stone joined us to discuss the “Mysteries of the Quantum World.”



On Tuesday, May 16, Jim Levinsohn spoke with us about Yale’s newest institution, the Jackson School of Global Affairs.



On Tuesday, April 18, Coach Steve Gladstone spoke to us about Men’s Crew, leadership, and the unique allure of Yale.



On Monday, April 3, Thomas M. Hoenig spoke to us about the current banking crisis and more.



On Tuesday, March 21, Brigadier Gen. Peter Zwack (ret.) spoke to us about the unusual characteristics of the Ukraine war.



On Tuesday, February 28, Lucian K. Truscott IV spoke with us about the Ukraine war – what went wrong, what can the world expect, and more.



On Tuesday, February 7, Yale Head Football Coach Tony Reno sat down with us to discuss the many details that go into building a successful, community-minded, championship sports team at an Ivy league school.



Tuesday, January 17, 2023 brought us a wide-ranging, expert discussion with classmates Jeff Koplan, MD and Peter Holbrook, MD, who spoke on how to prepare better for any future pandemics.



Our ‘66 LIVE discussion held on Tuesday, November 1st featured former Yale President Rick Levin.



On Tuesday, October 18, we spoke with classmate Chris Quigg, one of the world’s top particle physicists, about the Large Hadron Collider (CERN), the nature of scientific discovery, and some of the seemingly impenetrable mysteries of the universe.



On Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, Yale Professor Penelopi (“Penny”) Koujianou Goldberg spoke to us about geopolitics.



On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, classmate John Bockstoce spoke with us about his career as an anthropologist and Arctic explorer or, as he refers to it, his “love affair with the Bering Sea.” He has made dozens of voyages in the Arctic region, sailing his sloop Belvedere and rowing a native walrus-skin craft across hundreds of miles of ocean and ice. John presented photos of the Arctic region and commentary on the geography, history and peoples of the Arctic from the Ice Age to the present day.



On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, the topic was China. Our guest was classmate Yukon Huang, a lifelong China and Russia expert and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment.



On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, classmate David Thorne, former Ambassador to Italy and now Senior Advisor at the State Department, provided insights on the Russia/Ukraine war, global energy and climate policy, international relations, diplomacy, and the extraordinary support of the American people for the struggle for freedom in Ukraine.