Student Engagement

Leading voices on trending topics to resonate with students and campuses

David Quammen

Quammen’s science journalism creates a fascinating blend of exploration and storytelling.  He brilliantly explains complicated science concepts to his audiences.  Author of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic.

Annie Leonard

Executive Director for Greenpeace USA and widely known for her documentary The Story of Stuff, Leonard is dedicated to ecological sustainability. Her criticism of excessive consumerism challenges what we make, use and throw away.

Richard Morse

“With my music, I’m providing a safe haven for folks as the government fails…There are times when the Haitian people can’t speak out. But I can write a song.”

Jianying Zha

Born in Beijing, educated in the West, journalist and author Jianying Zha brings unique insight into the rapid changes and movement in Chinese culture, politics, and economics.

Edith Widder

Biologist, adventurer, deep sea explorer, innovator & inventor, who — through her organization ORCA — is changing the nature of aquatic conservation.

Steven Strogatz

An award-winning researcher, teacher, and communicator, Strogatz finds math in places where you’d least expect it & uses it to illuminate life’s mysteries, big and small

Andres Oppenheimer

Pulitzer Prize winning Latin American journalist, and international authority on the influence of Latin America in the global economy.

Charles Neblett

Original Civil Rights Movement Freedom Singer – Civil and Human Rights Activist. President and founder of Community Projects, Inc.

Dan Moldea

Organized crime reporter Moldea has covered the widespread impact of “the mob” on business, the entertainment industry, government, and sports for many years, and survived at least one contract on his life.

Michael Mann

Recognized as one of our planet’s heroes & part of the IPCC team that won the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Mann is an award-winning climate scientist and expert on climate change.

Charles C. Mann

Offering valuable insights into the most significant events, from the European discovery of the Americas to the rise of the digital age, Charles Mann transforms our views of history. His book, The Wizard And The Prophet, asks the question “Can Earth support 10 billion people?”

Lewis Hyde

Writer, translator, scholar and poet whose work focuses on the nature of imagination, creativity and “the art of forgetting” as it appears in myth, politics, art and spiritual life.

Ted Conover

Pulitzer Prize finalist and National Book Award winning author who has worked as a correctional officer in a prison, and traveled from Mexico to the US with migrants crossing the border.