Lectures

Past Speakers

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
  • Amara La Negra
  • Tarana Burke
  • Winston Duke
  • Gabby Douglas
  • Josh Peck
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
  • Jackie Cruz
  • R. L. Stine
  • Ian Harvie
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Ken Nwadike Jr., aka "Free Hugs Guy"
  • Iron Chef Cat Cora
  • Leslie Odom, Jr.

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

  • Nyle DiMarco
  • John Quiñones 
  • Laci Green
  • Alicia Garza
  • Dear World
  • Viola Davis

 

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

  • RJ Mitte
  • Firozeh Dumas
  • Jessica Williams
  • Michael Uslan
  • Michael Render A.K.A Killer Mike
  • Abby Wambach
  • Brandon Stanton
  • Alan Gross

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

  • Jane Goodall
  • Kristen Iverson
  • Dustin Lance Black
  • Ron Paul
  • Soledad O'Brien
  • John Bul Dau
  • Bill Nye

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

  • Frank Warren
  • Dolvett Quince
  • Marlee Matlin
  • Hill Harper
  • Nicholas Sparks
  • Kevin Bacon

Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

  • Rosario Dawson
  • Bill & Giuliana Rancic
  • Jeff Corwin
  • Herm Edwards
  • Jerry Greenfield
  • John Legend

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

  • Common
  • Invisible Children
  • Steven Nadler
  • Dewey Bozella
  • Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
  • Buried Life
  • Matisyahu
  • Lara Logan
  • Chaz Bono

Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

  • Jill Zarin
  • Dinesh D'Souza & Michael Shermer: Religion Debate
  • Meghan McCain
  • Melissa Anelli
  • Aasif Mandvi
  • Martin Luther King, III
  • Duff Goldman
  • Invisible Children
  • Rebecca Skloot

Fall 2009 - Spring 2010

  • The Onion
  • Dan Savage
  • Ambassador John Limbert
  • Isis King
  • Tim Gunn
  • Brett Ratner
  • Frank Warren
  • Shawn Johnson
  • Valzhyna Mort
  • Michael Fosberg
  • Mythbusters: Kari & Grant
  • Aaron Baker
  • Katie Ford
  • Robert Pinsky

Fall 2008 - Spring 2009

  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (view recording)
  • Dr. Drew Pinsky
  • Kelly Addington & Becca Tieder
  • Ben Stein
  • Austin Gutwein
  • Danny Glover & Felix Justice
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Bill Nye
  • Marlee Matlin
  • Platanos and Collard Greens, A Play

Fall 2007 - Spring 2008

  • George Radhert
  • Jack Hanna
  • Agustin "Gus" Garcia
  • Shane Windmeyer
  • Nagarajan Ranganathan
  • Mohamed Adam Yahya
  • Nnenna Freelon
  • Panel Featuring Da Brat, Public Enemy's Chuck D, Karrine Steffans, Byron Hurt, & Bridget Gray
  • Maya Angelou (view recording)
  • Jerry Springer (view recording)
  • Valerie Plame-Wilson (view recording)
  • Spike Lee
  • Dr. Santo V. Nicosia
  • Ronde & Tiki Barber (view recording)
  • Mayor Pam Iorio 
  • Dr. Robert H. Weisberg

Fall 2006 - Spring 2007

Fall 2005 - Spring 2006

  • Luz Nagle
  • David Hellstrom
  • Jamaica Kincaid
  • Jeff Corwin
  • Judy Shepard
  • Rebecca Walker
  • Jerry Greenfield
  • Erin Weed
  • David Hellstrom
  • Jared Diamond
  • Charles Owen
  • Fernando Chavez
  • Mira Nair
  • Augusten Burroughs
  • Keith Boykin
  • Gaetan Brulotte
  • Judy Shepard
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu (view recording)
  • Dr. Wangari Maathai (view recording)

Fall 2004 - Spring 2005

  • Howard Zinn (view recording)
  • Andrew Knoll
  • Mark Sterner
  • Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
  • Donna Brazile & Bay Buchanan (view recording)
  • Afeni Shakur & Jasmine Guy (view recording)
  • Haile Gerima
  • Rebecca Mercuri
  • Paul Vitale
  • John Zerzan
  • Cornel West
  • Dr. Kwasi Wiredu
  • Daniel Libeskind
  • Susan L. Taylor
  • Torie Clarke
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Shane Windmeyer
  • Tim Miller
  • Dr. Cary Litman

Fall 2003 - Spring 2004

Fall 2002 - Spring 2003

Fall 2001 - Spring 2002

Fall 2000 - Spring 2001

Fall 1999 - Spring 2000

Fall 1998 - Spring 1999

  • Robert Dick
  • Ruth Behar
  • Ana Guzman
  • D.A. Henderson (view recording)
  • David Young
  • Bernard Moitt
  • Barbara Parker
  • Nat Adderley
  • Hal Foster
  • Bob Blackburn
  • Tavis Smiley
  • Dr. Drew & Adam
  • Mary Sheriff
  • Samuel Pieh
  • Robert Creeley
  • Loretta B. Deloggio, Esq.
  • William K. Rawlins
  • Tj Sullivan & Joel Goldman
  • Bernard Moitt
  • Dr. Rhine & Ms. Jimenez
  • Dr. Norman Hammond
  • Angela Davis
  • Joyce Carol Oates

Fall 1997 - Spring 1998

Fall 1996 - Spring 1997

Fall 1995 - Spring 1996

  •  No Records

Fall 1994 - Spring 1995

  • Walter Zanger (view recording)
  • Sheri Poe
  • Michael Dukakis
  • Na'im Akbar
  • Nicholas Hopkins & Kathryn Josserand
  • Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
  • Marie-France Hilgar
  • Sonia Sanchez
  • Michael Moore
  • Julianne Malveaux

Fall 1993 - Spring 1994

  • No Records

Fall 1992 - Spring 1993

Fall 1991 - Spring 1992

  • No Records

Fall 1990 - Spring 1991

  • Arthur Schlesinger (view recording)
  • Peter James (view recording)
  • Suzi Landolphi (view recording)
  • Barbara Oqur
  • Helen Caldicott
  • Douglas Gillette
  • Yosef A.A. Ben-Jochannan
  • Doug Mcadams
  • Anita L. Allen
  • Chana Kai Lee
  • Roy Blount Jr.
  • Giancarlo Esposito
  • Alison Crum
  • John Mills
  • David Bleich

Fall 1989 - Spring 1990

  • Estelle Freedman
  • Lonise Bias
  • Edwin Newman
  • Dave Westol
  • David P. Calleo
  • Frances Moore Lappe
  • Panel of Local & Campus Media Sources (view recording)
  • Randy Shilts
  • Rev. William Sloane-Coffin Jr.
  • Dr. Ester Broner (view recording)
  • USF Vice Provost Dr. James Anker & USF Vice President of Student Affairs, Mr. Daniel R. Walbolt
  • Panel of USF Faculty, Alumni, & Students
  • Dr. Henry Johnson (view recording)
  • Geraldine A. Ferraro (view recording)