Speakers and Events

What would you say about a speaker series that has included Barack Obama, Colin Powell, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Maya Angelou, David McCullough, Elie Wiesel, Robert Duvall, Val Kilmer, Coretta Scott King, and Margaret Thatcher, just to name a few? And Principia College students didn’t just get to hear these people speak from a distance. With most speakers, there are opportunities to interact. Robert Duvall taught an acting class when he was here, and Barack Obama met with a group of students the night he spoke on campus. You never know who’s going to stop by.


September 22, 2015 Oliver Herring, Multimedia Artist
September 24, 2015 Zuhal Sultan, Founder of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq
November 5, 2015 Ernesto Nieto, Founder of the National Hispanic Institute and Woodrow Wilson Fellow
November 12, 2015 Jeff Cowton, Curator of the Wordsworth Trust Museum
Spring 2016 Caroline Watson, Founder and Director of Hua Dan, a leading social enterprise in China

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