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Lyceum Lecture Series: Home

Past Lyceum Speakers

  • Kris 'Tanto' Paronto, 2018
  • Erin Gruwell, author, 2017
  • Maria Konnikova, author, 2016
  • Deborah Blum, journalist, author, 2014
  • Sherman Alexie, author, 2013
  • Temple Grandin, autism advocate, 2012
  • Elizabeth Gilbert, author, 2011
  • Edward Albee, playwright, 2010
  • Zonnie Gorman, historian, 2009
  • Sarah Weddington, Roe v. Wade attorney, 2008
  • John Berendt, author, 2006
  • Chuck D, rap artist, 2003
  • Ernest Michel, reporter, Holocaust survivor, 2000
  • Maya Angelou, author, poet, 1997
  • Charlton Heston, actor, 1986
  • Alex Haley, Pulitzer Prize winner, 1981
  • Jim Lehrer, PBS news anchor, VC alum, 1981
  • William F. Buckley, syndicated columnist, 1980
  • Roger Mudd, CBS correspondent, 1974

2018-2019 Lyceum Speakers


“Undercover in North Korea”
Suki Kim went undercover for six months in Pyongyang living and working as a teacher to the sons of North Korea’s elite. This experience gave her unprecedented insights into the country’s current state. Her work sheds new light on a place that has been, for the past 70 years, completely shrouded from the eyes of the world.

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

5:30 p.m.


“Opportunity through Education: John Quinones’ American Dream”
John Quinones combines a moving life story, an exceptional career, incomparable insights, and a powerful presence in his speaking presentation. His moving story focuses on his odds-defying journey, celebrating the life-changing power of education, championing the Latino American Dream, and providing thought-provoking insights into human nature and ethical behavior.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
12:30 p.m.


“Funny Money”
James Cunningham will address the growing problem of young people leaving school unprepared for the day-to-day realities of paying rent, using a credit card, or budgeting for the necessities. The “Funny Money” mission will attempt to take the confusion out of the complex world of finances and empower today’s youth with the knowledge they need to make good financial choices.

Monday, Feb. 18, 2019
12:30 p.m.