The Nexus Lecture Series at Ross School invites scholars and thought leaders to explore human consciousness in the context of an increasingly complex, global society.


The Nexus Lecture Series continues Ross School’s tradition of collaborating with the world’s leading thinkers in education and human consciousness. Each thought-provoking lecture will be followed by a Q&A with the speaker. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.


Upcoming Speakers

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Bob Roth – CEO of the David Lynch Foundation

Bob Roth is one of the most experienced and sought-after meditation leaders in America. Over the past 45 years, Mr. Roth has taught Transcendental Meditation to many thousands of people, and is the author of the 2018 New York Times best seller Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation. As CEO of the David Lynch Foundation, he has helped bring meditation to more than a million students in underserved schools in 35 countries, to military veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress and their families, and to women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Mr. Roth also directs the Center for Health & Wellness, which brings meditation to companies, government organizations, and nonprofit organizations, and is the host of the SiriusXM radio show Success Without Stress. He has spoken about meditation to industry leaders at such gatherings as Google Zeitgeist, Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen Brain Conference, Wisdom2.0, and Summit.

Saturday, April 27, 7pm

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Dr. Johannes Wagemann – Professor at Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences

Dr. Johannes Wagemann draws on multiple disciplines such as psychology, anthropology, and philosophy in his exploration of perception, cognition, and social interaction. Building on his background in physics, engineering, and mathematics, Dr. Wagemann has developed a transdisciplinary approach to the mind/brain problem at University Witten-Herdecke that bridges the gap between science and spirituality. Dr. Wagemann has presented his work at many international conferences and has been published in countless international journals including Frontiers in Psychology, Mind and Matter, and European Psychologist.

Saturday, May 4, 7pm

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Dr. Shefali Tsabary – clinical psychologist and award-winning author

Dr. Shefali Tsabary has been endorsed by Oprah Winfrey as revolutionary and life-changing. Her groundbreaking approach to parenting has taken her books to the top of the New York Times best sellers list. Her blend of clinical psychology and Eastern mindfulness sets her apart as a leader in the field of mindfulness psychology. In addition to her private practice with families and couples, Dr. Tsabary speaks at events around the globe, spreading her message of conscious parenting and mindful living.

Saturday, May 25, 7pm

Tickets on sale soon


Spring Season Subscription

Spring Season Subscriptions include discounted tickets to all three Nexus events this spring – Bob Roth, Dr. Johannes Wagemann, and Dr. Shefali Tsabary. 


Past speakers at Ross include Jaron Lanier, Yves Coppens, Jesse Jackson, Sherry Turkle, Shuichi Kato, and many more.