Stevenson University to Sponsor Second Star-Studded Speaker Series
March 30, 2007
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Stevenson University will again welcome some of America's top speakers to Baltimore as the sponsor of the Baltimore Speaker Series, set to begin in October 2007. A lineup of seven speakers will appear at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall through April 2008.
The series will feature a pair of award-winning authors, the
discoverer of the Titanic, a nationally-syndicated radio news analyst,
a celebrated pediatric neurosurgeon, a former secretary of state, and a
political satire troupe. Each evening includes a presentation from one
speaker, followed by an opportunity for audience members to ask
questions of the speaker.
"We are thrilled to bring this exciting series to Baltimore again," says Stevenson University President Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D.
"These speakers open our eyes to new experiences, diverse opinions and
fascinating discussions, and I look forward to the opportunity for our
subscribers to have their questions answered personally by the speakers
The inaugural season featured best-selling author Amy Tan, Apollo 13
commander James Lovell, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and
environmental protectionist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Acclaimed oceanographer Robert Ballard will kick off the next series on Tuesday, October 2.
Best known for his discovery of the Titanic in 1985, he has also
received numerous awards and has published 18 books, dozens of
scientific papers, and a number of articles in National Geographic.
The rest of the speakers are:
- Dr. Ben Carson, October 23, 2007:
With his mother's support and his determination to overcome poverty,
Carson became the world renowned director of pediatric neurosurgery at
the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, as well as professor of
oncology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, and plastic surgery.
- Cokie Roberts, November 27, 2007: A political commentator and analyst for ABC News, Roberts also co-anchored This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts. She is Senior News Analyst for National Public Radio and author of several books including Found Mothers which spent six months on the Amazon.com and New York Times Best Seller Lists.
- Madeleine Albright, January 29, 2008:
The 64th Secretary of State made history as the highest ranking woman
to serve in the U.S. government. She is an expert on the United
Nations, global diplomacy, NATO, national security, and foreign
relations. Her autobiography, Madame Secretary: A Memoir was followed by The Mighty and the Almighty, which was published in May 2006.
- Salman Rushdie, February 26, 2008: The prolific and award-winning author rocked the Muslim world with the publication of his book, The Satanic Verses,
resulting in a fatwa, essentially a death sentence, being issued
against him. During his years under protective custody, he continued to
write. His most recent award-winning work is Shalimar the Clown.
- Frank McCourt, March 25, 2008: A literary phenomenon, his bestseller, Angela's Ashes,
about his poverty-stricken Irish childhood earned him the Pulitzer
Prize and was made into a movie. The sequel, 'Tis, was also a New York Times bestseller. McCourt is a dynamic storyteller whose most recent book, Teacher Man, was published in 2005.
- The Capital Steps, April 15, 2008:
These hilarious political satirists have more than 62 years of
experience on Capital Hill working in 18 different congressional
offices. They have produced 26 comedy albums, including their latest, I'm So Indicted. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and four times a year on NPR's Politics Takes a Holiday.
All presentations will take place at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold on a
series subscription basis only, ranging from $255 to $385 for admission
to all seven events. For more information, visit www.baltimorespeakerseries.com or call 410-783-8000.