2021-22 Speakers


National Security Advisor (2018–2019)
Monday, November 1, 2021 8pm
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 8pm

Known for favoring a strong U.S. foreign and defense policy, Bolton served as the National Security Advisor to President Trump from 2018 to 2019. He was appointed United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006 by President George W. Bush.


Award-Winning Photographer
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 8pm
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8pm

Platon’s portraits of world leaders have been featured on over 25 Time magazine covers. A genius behind the camera, he is also a master storyteller who shares behind-the-camera tales from his experiences with some of the world’s most iconic personalities, such as Vladimir Putin, Aung San Suu Kyi, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Muammar Gaddafi.


American Historian
Monday, January 10, 2022 8pm
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 8pm

Isaacson’s biographical works have focused heavily on genius, including Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs. A Professor of History at Tulane University, he is the former CEO of the Aspen Institute and has been chairman of CNN and editor of Time magazine.


Monday, January 24, 2022 8pm
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 8pm

Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR and a frequent contributor to Fox News. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR’s programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC – focusing on the White House and Congress.


Genetic Engineering Expert & Author
Monday, February 14, 2022 8pm
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 8pm

Metzl’s latest book, Hacking Darwin, explores the future of our species as scientists turn science fiction into reality with the genetic engineering revolution. A technology and healthcare futurist, Metzl was appointed to the World Health Organization’s advisory committee on global standards for the governance and oversight of human genome editing.


Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2016–2019)
Monday, March 14, 2022 Rescheduled to Sunday, March 20, 2022
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

May served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 to 2019, only the second woman in British history to hold that position. Mrs. May became Prime Minster after the historic Brexit referendum and shares unique insight about how politics, technology and business intersect at a time of profound global change.


The Science Guy
Monday, April 11, 2022 8pm
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 8pm

Widely known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, Nye is a television personality, best-selling author, and CEO of The Planetary Society. True to his personal mission, he helps foster a scientifically literate society, using his infectious blend of curiosity and humor to help people understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work.