2021-22 Cindy Blackstock, McGill University, "Reconciliation: Is It What You Thought?"
2019-20 (cancelled) Susan Gelman, University of Michigan, "The Essential Child: What Children Can Teach Us About the Human Mind"
2018-19 Mark Sabbagh, Queen's University, "Preschoolers' changing minds"
2017-18 Susan Pinker, Journalist & Psychologist, "The Village Effect: Why Face to Face Contact Matters"
2016-17 Janet F. Werker, University of British Columbia, "Are there Critical Periods in Speech Perception Development?"
2015-16 Michael Corballis, University of Auckland, "The wandering mind: Mental time travel, theory of mind, and language."
2014-15 Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, Wilfrid Laurier University, "Globalization: Good or Bad for Human Rights?"
2013-14 Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker Magazine, "The anxieties of achievement and the ambiguities of accomplishment."
2012-13 Sandra Waxman, Northwestern University, "Word and Things: Linking Infants' Early Conceptual and Linguistic Capacities."
2010-11 James MacDougall, McGill University , "From Aristotle to the Arctic: Adventures in Deafness and Disability."
2010-11 Renee Baillargeon, Univeristy of Illinois, "Making sense of Others' Actions: Psychological Reasoning in Infancy."
2009-10 Margaret Lock, McGill University, "Eclipse of the gene and the return of divination."
2008-09 Rebecca Goldstein, Harvard University, "Spinoza’s Mind."
2006-08 Alison Gopnik, UC Berkeley, "Babies and Bayes nets: a cognitive and computational account of theory formation in children."
2005-06 Balfour Mount, McGill University, "On living and dying", with film by Gary Beitel, "The man who learned to fall."
2004-05 Elizabeth Spelke, Harvard University, "Language and core knowledge."
2004-05 Karen Wynn, Yale University, "Early Mechanisms of Cognition: Objects and number."
2003-04 Niles Eldredge, American Museum of Natural History, "What Drives Evolution?"
2002-03 Paul Bloom, Yale University, "How children learn the meanings of words."
2000-01 Susan Carey, New York University, "The origin of concepts: evolution versus culture."
1998-99 Richard Kearney, University College, Dublin, "The ethics of remembrance: Hamlet, Dora, Schindler."
1998-99 Steven Pinker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Words and Rules."
1997-98 Ray Jackendoff, Brandeis University, "The Natural Logic of Rights and Obligations."