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Fall 2014 Speaker 

   Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool - South Africa Today: Its Challenges and Triumps
Dr. Hercules Pinkney - 1964 Civil Rights Act
Reyna Grande - Author of The Distance Between Us
Julie-Hera DeStesfano - Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home

Spring 2014 Speaker 

     Bill Press - Syndicated columnist, political talk show host, and best-selling author
Charles Williams - Renowned international singer, Charles Williams sings "I Got Rhythm" and recites the poetry of Langston Hughes.
Paul Monteiro - Interfaith Dialogue: Paul Monteiro and Interfaith Leaders Panel
Lisa Crooms - Director of the Constitutional Law Center, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law
Sheila Kay Adams - Ballad Singer and Storyteller Video 1, Video 2, Video 3
Noor - A Drama About a Muslim Family

Fall 2013 Speaker 

      Frank Islam - Symposia Naming Ceremony , Symposia Inaugural Lecture, Local Newscast About Frank Islam, Special Interview with Frank Islam
Vic Fasio - Former U.S. Congressman
Arun Gandhi - Author and Socio-Political Activist
Exit 12 Dance Company - Athenaeum Symposia #19 - Exit 12 Dance Company
Dr. Maria Dakake - Author and Professor
William Chang - Classical Pianist and MC Music Professor Video 2

Spring 2013 Speaker 

      Vaddey Ratner - "In the Shadow of the Banyan" Inspires Professors at Montgomery College - VOA Khmer , Common Thread Project - In the Shadow of the Banyan, Vaddey Ratner - In the Shadow of the Banyan
Ira Shapiro - The Last Great Senate
Tony Cohen - Author and Historian
Carolyn Cook - CEO, United for Equality

Fall 2012 Speaker 

      Peter Edelman - Author
Nirupama Rao - Ambassador of India to the US
Jay Wilkinson - Author
William Chang - Classical Pianist and MC Music Professor Video 1

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