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Lecture Series


Our Lecture Series brings renowned authors, activists, artists, and thinkers together with students and community. The school has welcomed more than 40 inspiring speakers to the campus over a decade.

  • Congressman John Lewis, Civil Rights leader and author of March

  • Joseph Stiglitz, Noble Prize-winning economist and author of Making Globalization Work

  • Melba Pattillo Beals, author of Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High

  • Robert Pinsky, poet and translator of The Inferno of Dante

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and author of The Pluto Files: the Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
  • Reza Aslan, author of No god But God: the Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam; How to Stop A Cosmic War
  • Marc Sondheimer, Pixar Producer and Academy Award Winner.
  • Bridget Quinn, former Humanities teacher and author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (In that Order)
  • Benjamin Ajak, co-author of They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys From Sudan
  • Claire Cummings, author of Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds
  • Jared Duval, author of Next Generation Democracy:
    What the Open Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics, and Change
  • Greg Mortenson, co-author of Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time

The Series is led by Librarian Mary Anne McGill, formerly with the World Affairs Council and producer of NPR's "Meet the Authors" program.



Lecture Series: Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us in conversation with Michael Krasny, host of KQED's Forum. (2011)


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