Speaker Series

Distinguished Speaker Series

Campus Events and Student Activity Fees have made it possible for the university to bring high profile speakers to the campus community. These enriching events afford Georgia State University students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to hear, meet and greet the likes of co-founder of Apple Computers, Steve Wozniak, musician John Legend, astronaut Mark Kelly, animal activist Jane Goodall, and the award winning Lisa Ling. The Distinguished Speakers Series is designed to challenge and educate the GSU community to think critically. The events are open to the GSU community and public and are free of charge. Campus Events is excited to host Judy Smith, Nev Schulman, Steve Harvey, Richard Blanco, Jack Hanna, and Michelle Norris as the 2013-2014 Distinguished Speaker Series guests. This is the sixth year of the Distinguished Speaker Series at GSU. All Distinguished Speaker Series events take place in the Student Center Ballroom and begin at 3 p.m. For more information about this year’s Distinguished Speaker Series check out the 2013-14 Distinguished Speakers Series Press Release. Past speakers include: Ben Stein, Alice Walker, Ken Burns, Soledad O’Brien, Tim Gunn, Frank Warren, Stephen Dubner, Michael Eric Dyson, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Dr. Ben Carson, F. W. de Klerk, Deepak Chopra, Kathryn Stockett, Lisa Ling, Mark Kelly, Jane Goodall, Steve Wozniak, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Dr. Steve Perry, and America Ferrera.

The Distinguished Speaker Series: Michele Norris
Join us on April 3 at 3 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom as we host a Distinguished Speaker Series event, featuring Michele Norris. Award-winning journalist Michele Norris is the first African American female host of National Public Radio and a former correspondent for ABC News from 1993 to 2002. Norris has received numerous awards for her work, including an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award for her contributions to ABC’s coverage of 9/11. She has also reported for The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times. Her best-selling book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir, was praised as one of the best books of 2010 by The Christian Science Monitor.

Jack Hanna

Campus Events is excited to announce that the Distinguished Speaker Series event featuring Jack Hanna has been rescheduled for April 28! Hanna is one of America’s most beloved animal advocates, naturalists, and adventurers. Join us on April 28 at 3 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. There will be LIVE animals at the event!  This event is free for GSU students, faculty, and staff with a GSU ID.