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Spring 2016 Speakers

Victoria Chang - Poet, Searing Poems Ranging from Infidelity to Global Politics
Dervish with Cathy Jordan - Traditional Irish Music - Straight from Ireland, featuring Dervish and Brilliant Soloist, Cathy Jordan

Jennifer Lawless - Author, Running from Office: Why Young People Are Turned Off to Politics

Leonard Pitts - Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, Columnist for Miami Herald, Novelist
Race and Social Justice: Why Black Lives Matter

Luis Branco - Co-founder of Zalgen Labs, Ebola and Other Pandemic Diseases: Their Economic, Social, and Political Impact on West African Nations

Fall 2015 Speakers

Knight Kiplinger - Economic Journalist, Corporate Culture, Ethics, and Responsibility

Richard Reeves - Author, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese Internment in World War II

Samantha Lakin - Fulbright Scholar, author, researcher, and expert on transitional justice and genocide

Manal Omar - VP, U.S. Institute for Peace, Vice-President of the Middle East and Africa Center.

Spring 2015 Speakers

Anya Schiffrin - Author/editor Director, Media and Communications, School of International Affairs, Columbia University

Jennifer Clement - Author, Awarded National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, President of PEN Mexico

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed - Author, The Thistle and the Drone (2013) - awarded 2014 German Peace Prize.

Brian McNeill - Renowned musician International Scottish musician and singer

Fall 2014 Speakers

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 Speakers

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 Speakers

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 Speakers

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 Speakers

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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