According to the University Record, “the Henry Russel Lectureship is the university’s highest honor for senior members of its active faculty. It is awarded annually to a faculty member with exceptional achievements in research, scholarship or creative endeavors, as well as an outstanding record of distinguished teaching, mentoring and service to U-M and the wider community.” Gelman was selected in part based on her highly influential research into children's linguisitic and conceptual development. 

Gelman's presentation is entitled "From Socrates to Darwin and Beyond: What Children Can Teach Us About the Human Mind." This event was recorded and can be viewed here.