Each term we invite thought-provoking speakers from the forefront of their respective fields to share their experiences with our students and lend their perspectives to current curriculum topics. Most events are intimate in nature and provide our students with a forum to not just listen to the speaker, but pose their own questions and ideas in a two-way conversation. So whether discussing activism in Iran with Prince Reza Pahlavi or the importance of making connections with Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, our students walk away from each talk enlightened and inspired. Other past guest speaker events have seen our students speaking and working with an ultra-distance runner, activists, bestselling authors, historians, journalists, filmmakers and poets.
Each guest speaker event provides an excellent opportunity for our students to learn firsthand about the occupations and cultures found at the academic institutions, industries, nonprofits, and government organizations that our speakers represent. Speakers like Phillipa Thomas of The BBC, Yolanda Kakabadse of the World Wide Fund, and Nils Olsen of The George Washington University have motivated our students to explore career paths that they might not have previously considered.
Featured Guest Speakers
Sir Richard Branson
During our term in Hiroshima, Japan, Sir Richard Branson spoke to our students on graduation day about individuality and the entrepreneurial spirit.