Past MCLA Speakers

Summary of all the past speakers

hinojosa_hardman
This lecture series presents in-depth discussions with some of the leading journalists of our time and is made possible through the generosity of the Hardman Family Endowment.
  • 2019 Liz Plank 
  • 2018 Maria Hinojosa 
  • 2017 Byron Pitts 
  • 2016 Abderrahim Foukara 
  • 2015 Joy Reid 
  • 2014 Nicolas Kristoff 
  • 2013 Jeff Corwin 
  • 2012 Howard Kurtz 
  • 2011 Soledad O'Brien 
  • 2010 Laura Ling 
  • 2009 Charlayne hunter- Gault 
  • 2008 David Brooks 
  • 2007 Bill McKibben, Marianne Pearl 
  • 2006 Derrick Jackson, Bob Simon 
  • 2005 Dan Harris, Ellen Goodman 
  • 2004 Ellen Hume, Alan Chartock 
coates_publicpolicy
Policy forums are an ongoing part of the College's long-term speaker offerings, in complement to MCLA's major in political science and public policy.
  • 2020 Jeff Flake 
  • 2018 Ta-Nehisi Coates 
  • 2017 Jeffrey Toobin 
  • 2016 Cokie Roberts 
  • 2015 Ray Kurzweil 
  • 2014 Jose Antonio Vargas 
  • 2013 Ambassador 
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  • 2019 Mariel Fiori
  • 2018 Jenn Smith 
  • 2017 Dolores Barclay 
  • 2016 Seth Rogovov
  • 2015 John and Anastasia Stanmeyer 
  • 2014 Kevin Moran 
  • 2013 Mark Kinver 
  • 2012 Joe Donahue 
  • 2011 Lydia Kulbida 
  • 2009 Rex Smith 
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  • 2018 Clint Watts 
  • 2017 The Honorable Jane Swift 
  • 2016 Panel: Joe Thompson, Julia Bowe, Thomas Krens, Kathy Llyod '13, Mitch and Seth Nash, Brad Syrluga 
  • 2015 Cheryl Jacques 
  • 2014 Gloria Steinem 
  • 2013 Irshad Manji 
  • 2012 Zainab Salbi 
  • 2011 Vandana Shiva, James Carville, and Mary Matalin 
  • 2010 Paul Rusesabagina, Lisa Cortes, Jonathan Kozol, and Carole Simpson 
  • 2009 Bob Woodward and David Plouffe 
mckibben_vadnais
This annual lecture series is named for Professor Lawrence H. Vadnais and is sponsored by the Vadnais Endowment.
  • 2020 Susan Natali 
  • 2019 Bill McKibben 
  • 2018 Joanna Ballentine 
  • 2017 John Harris 
  • 2016 Andy Vadnais 
  • 2015 Dean Cycon
  • 2014 Marrian Stoddard
  • 2013 Stephen L. Cowell 
  • 2012 Elizabeth Kolbert 
  • 2011 Averill H. Cook 
  • 2010 Frank O'Brien- Bernini 
  • 2009 Scott Weidensaul 
  • 2008 Dr. William Moomaw 
  • 2004 Dr. John Peterson Myers 
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This lecture is made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends who contribute annually to The Lavender Fund.
  •  2020 Darnell Moore