Past Speakers

These are some of the most memorable speakers that we've been able to bring over the years.

Tom Casperson

Location: Jamrich 1320

Senator Tom Casperson will discuss his experiences in the Michigan legislature. He will also discuss Michigan’s economy, UP issues, and current legislation.

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Location: Jamrich 1100

John R. Lott, Jr. is considered one of the leading advocates of the pro-gun movement. With a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA, Lott is cited for over 100 scholarly articles and is a columnist for Fox News.

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Kevin Avery

Location: Jamrich 1100

Comedian and writer for HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” Kevin Avery captures the pulse of America with his shrewd, provocative, always funny observations on modern life. Kevin entertains audiences with his thought-provoking take on current events and social conun...

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Jennifer Newsom

Location: Jamrich 1100

Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a filmmaker, CEO, advocate, and leader. She wrote, directed, and produced the 2011 award-winning documentary Miss Representation. Her second film as a director, The Mask You Live In, explores how America’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming...

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Daniel Handler

Location: Jamrich 1100

Daniel Handler, or as he is more commonly known as Lemony Snicket, penned the novels “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” a twisted tale of the Baudelaire orphans’ sad, sad lives. The series was recently turned into a Netflix show starring Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf. He...

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Chris Mosier

Chris is the first openly trans man to make a Men's US National Team. He is a two-time member of Team USA, 2016 All-American Athlete, a three-time Ironman triathlete, and the list goes on. He was an instrumental person in changing the International Olympic Committee policy on transgender athletes. H...

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Matt Bellassai

Location: Jamrich 1100

Matt Bellassai is a writer, comedian, and Internet personality, who writes frequently about pop culture, humor, and the struggles of daily life as a twenty-something man-child. He is the former writer, producer, and star of BuzzFeed’s “Whine About It,” a comedic web series t...

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