Past Speakers

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

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...

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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 harmi...

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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 Ola...

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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 se...

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Laura Ling

Location: Jamrich 1100

Award-winning journalist and co-author of Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home.

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Keith Knight

Location: Great Lakes Rooms

Keith Knight is the creator of three popular comic strips: The Knight Life, (th)ink, and The K Chronicles.

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