Visiting Speakers

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Cheryl Strayed
March 18, 2013
Author of WILD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Sylvia Earle
Oct. 6, 2011
Oceanographer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wes Moore
Oct. 6, 2010
Youth advocate and author of
The Other Wes Moore

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blake Mycoskie
March 25, 2010
Founder and chief shoe giver for TOMS Shoes; social entrepreneurship

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Vandana Shiva
Oct. 26, 2009
Biodiversity and Conservation Activist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arun Gandhi
Oct. 17, 2008
Peace activist and diversity speaker;
founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence; grandson of famous Gandhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.W. de Klerk
Nov. 1, 2007
Nobel Prize winner and former president of South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Ditka
Oct. 22, 2007
Pro Football Hall of fame, Former Bears coach, player

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Hanoch McCarty
Oct. 26, 2006
Author,
Chicken Soup: The Transforming Power That’s Built Into Your Personal Stories

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barack Obama
Sept. 22, 2006
U.S. Senator- Illinois, presidential candidate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Robinson
April 21, 2006
Former president and first woman president of Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Durbin
April 19, 2006
U.S. Senator- Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Khassan Baiev
March 21, 2006
Author, A Surgeon Under Fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Oct. 6, 2005
Environmentalist and author of
Saint Francis of Assisi: A Life of Joy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosario Marin
Sept. 22, 2005
Former U.S. treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Andrew Greeley
April 28, 2005
Renowned author of many books

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julian Bond
Oct. 6, 2004
Civil right leader and former chairman
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Novak
May 8, 2004
National syndicated conservative columnist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herman Boone
April 8, 2004
Football coach
subject of the film Remember the Titans