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Events November 5, 2020

Spring 2021 Presidential Colloquia Announced

Smith College Presidential Colloquium

Attorney and activist Bryan Stevenson. Award-winning author and historian Jill Lepore. Gender equality advocate Mona Sinha ’88. 

These are a few of the influential thought leaders who will speak this spring through Smith’s Presidential Colloquium series.

Designed to provide a forum for conversation with prominent thought leaders from a variety of fields, Smith’s Presidential Colloquia are open to all at no charge. To allow maximum participation, all spring colloquia events will be presented virtually. Advance registration is required.

This spring:

  • New Yorker writer and Harvard historian Jill Lepore will discuss “This America/That America” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23.
  • Mona Sinha ’88 (executive producer) and Sam Feder (director) will discuss their new documentary, “Disclosure,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2.
  • Bryan Stevenson—founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer—will speak on “Just Mercy: The Movement for Justice and Redemption” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11.
  • Disability rights advocate Judy Heumann and Harvard professor Tom Hehir offer a colloquium “On the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1.

To register for these free events, or for more information about the speakers, see the Presidential Colloquium information online.