2019 - 2020 Speaker Series - Season 16


September 23, 2019 divider October 22, 2019 divider November 12, 2019 divider January 14, 2020
Kate Biberdorf, Ph.D.

Don Lemon

Winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award and several Emmys, veteran TV journalist and anchor of “CNN Tonight”

John Kasich

Former two-term Governor of Ohio, Presidential candidate in 2016, and now CNN Senior Political Commentator


World-renowned, award-winning photographer

Kate Biberdorf, Ph.D.

”Kate the Chemist, Science Entertainer" at the University of Texas

February 11, 2019 divider March 2, 2020 divider May 4, 2020

Abby Wambach

Two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion

Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Former Secretary General of NATO and Prime Minister of Denmark

Ruben Navarrette

Nationally syndicated columnist and contributor

2018 - 2019 Speaker Series - Season 15

September 11, 2018 divider October 30, 2018 divider November 5, 2018

James Comey

Former FBI Director

Dr. Jean Twenge

Celebrated Author on tech's effect on children

Rick Wilson & Marc Lotter

Daily Beast Columnist and Author

Former Special Assistant to President Trump

January 14, 2019 divider February 4, 2019 divider March 4, 2019

Martha Raddatz

Distinguished International and Political Journalist

Jeff Henderson

Award-winning Celebrity Chef and Bestselling Author

J.D. Vance

Renowned Author of “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.”

April 16, 2019 divider June 3, 2019

Amy Tan

New York Times Bestselling Bay Area Author

Julius Erving

Legendary Basketball Player, AKA "Dr. J"


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