Distinguished Speaker Series

The Distinguished Speaker Series engages students and university members in relevant, thought-provoking discussions of a diverse range of issues that impact our lives and our communities. Each year, the Speaker Series brings prominent activists, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, environmentalists and other leading thinkers to campus to share their compelling stories and visionary ideas.

These high-profile speakers offer innovative learning experiences in the form of new concepts, diverse opinions, interesting insights and unusual perspectives that enhance awareness, encourage solutions and enhance student success and global competency. Question and answer sessions at events stimulate critical thinking and allow the free exchange of ideas.

The Distinguished Speaker Series encourages participants to become engaged citizens and leaders who inspire transformation and will be voices of change for future generations.

Nominations for the 2019 – 2020 academic year are now open. Fill out the form here.

2019 – 2020 Distinguished Speakers Series lineup:

Rosa Clemente
Thurs., Oct. 8, 2020 | 4 p.m.
WebEx: Watch here
Topic: “Moments to Movements: The Power of Community Activism & Organizing”

Killer Mike
Tues., Jan. 21, 2020 | 4 p.m.
Student Center East Ballroom

Jemele Hill
Thurs., Oct. 17, 2019 | 4 p.m.
Student Center East Ballroom

Ana Navarro
Tues., Sept. 24, 2019 | 4 p.m.
Student Center East Ballroom

Live stream on the Perimeter campuses will be at the following locations:

  • Alpharetta – AA112
  • Clarkston – CN 2240
  • Decatur – SF 2100
  • Dunwoody – NB 2000
  • Newton – 2N 1100

Additional Fall and Spring semester speakers TBA