Gina McCarthy—President Joe Biden’s nominee to the post of National Climate Advisor, and former president of the National Resources Defense Council—will deliver a Presidential Colloquium on “Climate Change and Social Justice: Strategies for Meaningful Progress” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9.
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Spring 2021 Presidential Colloquia Announced
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.
- 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.