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Contact:
Kelly Simonis
Special Events Coordinator
Office of External Affairs
ksimonis@kent.edu
330-244-3223




Former Featured Speakers


2012-2013
Lee Hirsch
Aron Ralston
Frank Abagnale
Col. Eileen Collins


2011-2012
Michelle Rhee
Peter Bergen
Bill Nye
Joshua Foer


2010-2011
Jan Egeland
Liz Pulliam-Weston
Max Weinberg
Jerome Ringo

2009-2010
Byron Pitts
Tom Daschle
Jerry Greenfield


2008-2009

Michele Norris
Rob Corddry
Mike Brown
Jack Hanna


2007-2008
Tim Robbins
John Dau and Christopher Quinn
Jean-Michel, Céline and Fabien Cousteau
Dave Barry


2006-2007

F.W. de Klerk
Jeff Corwin
Christopher Gardner
Spencer Wells
Lisa Ling


2005-2006

Ben Stein
Jonathan Kozol
Anderson Cooper
Harry Paul

 


2004-2005

Carlos Watson, Katty Kay, Hafez al-Mirazi & Terrance Smith
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Christine Todd Whitman
Forbidden Broadway
Brannon Braga

 


2003-2004

Robert Novak
Spike Lee
Scott Turow
Sir Martin Gilbert
General Wayne Downing

 


2002-2003

Jean Sherman Chatzky
Peter Hilary & Jamling Tenzing Norgay
Benazir Bhutto
Peter Bergan, Robert Baer, Dr. Bruce Hoffman & Jack Beatty

 


2001-2002
George J. Mitchell
The Capitol Steps
Dava Sobel
David McCullough

 


2000-2001

Jehan Sadat
Ken Burns
Brandi Chastain
David Gergen

 


1999-2000
Ellis Marsalis
Dr. Robert M. Gates
Rita Dove
Jane Bryant Quinn

 


1998-1999

George Stephanopoulos
Al Roker
James McPherson
Helen Thomas
John Berendt

 


1997-1998
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Sarah Weddington
Yolanda King
Mary Higgins Clark
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

 


1996-1997

David Broder
Barbara Bergmann & Terry Eastland
Greg Gumbel
Alan Cheuse
Olympia Dukakis

 


1995-1996

Warren Farrell
Julian Bond
Jesse Jackson
Beverly Sills
Tom Wolfe
Naomi Wolf

 


1994-1995

Benjamin Hooks
Nathan McCall
David Popenoe
John Updike
Frank Sesno

 


1993-1994

Pierre Salinger
Carol Tavris
Edward Albee
Nikki Giovanni
Harvey Wasserman & Cathy Roche
Robert Kennedy Jr.
Edward James Olmos

 


1992-1993

Linda Ellerbee
Dr. Art Ulene
Juan Williams
Irving R. Leine
Joyce Carol Oates
Ralph Nader

 


1991-1992

Dr. Ernest Boyer
Harvey Cathy
Shirley Chisholm
Leon Lederman
Professor Andrei Anikin
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Col. Guion Bluford
Howard Zinn & John Fleming
Kirkpatrick Sale