Johns Hopkins Announces 2017 Fall Speaker Series

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Sept. 20, 2017
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The governor of Ohio, a comedian and Daily Show correspondent, and one of MSNBC’s most popular hosts are among the speakers who will visit Johns Hopkins University this fall as part of the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium.

The lineup includes:

Ladies of the Women’s March: Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour

The Women’s March of January 2017 was a global event that included a Washington, D.C. protest that attracted a half million people to the nation’s capital. The march’s mission is transformative social change through the power of diverse women. Mallory and Bland are co-presidents of the group, while Perez is treasurer and Sarsour is assistant treasurer.

Monday, Oct. 2, 8 p.m.

Hodson Hall auditorium

FREE, no tickets required. Seating first-come, first-served

Joy Ann Reid: The host of MSNBC’s AM Joy as well as a political analyst for the network, Reid will give a talk titled Journalism in the Age of Fake News. Formerly the managing editor of TheGrio.com, Reid is also the author of Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide and a columnist with The Daily Beast.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m.

Mudd Hall 26

FREE, no tickets required. Seating first-come, first-served

John Kasich: The governor of Ohio is serving his second term of the seventh largest state in the U.S. He was the last Republican candidate in the race for his party’s nomination against Donald Trump. Prior to serving as governor, Kasich was a nine-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Ohio’s 12th District from 1983 to 2001. Kasich will give a talk titled, Two Paths: America United or Divided.
Monday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m.

Hodson Hall auditorium

FREE, tickets required. Tickets will be available via raffle. The link to enter the raffle will open at 12 p.m. on Sunday, October 29 and end at 12 p.m. on Monday, October 30. Ticket winners will be chosen at random and notified. The link to enter will be at: www.jhumsesymposium.org.

Hasan Minhaj: Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer. He has been a correspondent on The Daily Show since 2014 and his standup special, Homecoming King, debuted on Netflix this year. Minhaj has a popular web series The Truth with Hasan Minhaj and he has appeared on Arrested Development on Netflix, HBO’s Getting On, and @Midnight on Comedy Central.

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m.

Location TBA

FREE, tickets required. Tickets will be available via raffle. The link to enter the raffle will open at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26 and end at 12 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27. Ticket winners will be chosen at random and notified. The link to enter will be at: www.jhumsesymposium.org.

Established in 1967 to honor the university’s eighth president, the MSE Symposium is a widely acclaimed lecture series sponsored by Johns Hopkins. The symposium, run entirely by undergraduate students on the Homewood campus, brings to campus renowned speakers with a variety of perspectives on issues of national importance.

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