The Global Speakers Series brings experts from various fields to campus to address topical global issues with students, faculty, parents, alumni and other stakeholders. The speakers hail from a variety of backgrounds and bring a wealth of perspectives. They place students at the center of the discussion during talks that occur three or four times each school year. When possible, Global Speakers address the student body during the school day, then return for an evening session open to the entire RE community and the public.
Speakers have included Marshall Eakin, Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, who shared his ideas on Brazilian identity and the importance of Brazil to the United States and especially Florida; Jeremy Haft '88, an entrepreneur who has built and run companies in China, is an author and adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, and who discussed America’s competitive advantage over China and how America can leverage this edge to create jobs; and Richard Freeman '99, who discussed the importance of public service in international contexts by highlighting his work with the Clinton Global Health Foundation and a primary school in Ethiopia.
To get involved in the Global Speakers Series, join our mailing list, or nominate potential speakers, please write to our Director of Global Programs