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Aug. 27, 2014
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
An adventurer, the on-screen son of a meth dealer and a former North Korean detainee are among the speakers who will visit Johns Hopkins University this fall as part of the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium.
The lineup includes:
Outdoorsman Aaron Ralston 127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Ralston is the American outdoorsman whose perilous canyoneering accident in Utah in 2003 — in which he was forced to amputate his right forearm —was the subject of the 2010 film 127 Hours, starring James Franco.
Wednesday Sept. 17
Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte Overcoming Adversity: Turning a Disadvantage into an Advantage
Best known for playing the son of chemistry teacher-turned-meth kingpin on AMC’s critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad, Mitte is an American actor and spokesman for cerebral palsy research. He won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Breaking Bad in 2013.
Thursday, Sept. 25
Former National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon An Evening With Thomas Donilon
Donilon is an American attorney and statesman who served in the Obama administration as National Security Advisor until his resignation in 2013. During his tenure, he was essential to White House deliberations on foreign policy in Afghanistan.
Wednesday, Oct. 15
Journalist Laura Ling Journey of Hope
Ling is the host of E! Investigates. In 2009 she and another journalist were detained in North Korea after crossing the border without visas. The next year, with her sister Lisa Ling, she wrote a memoir about the experience, Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home.
Saturday, Oct. 25 (Parents Weekend)
The Office actor B.J. Novak MSE and The HOP Present: BJ Novak!
Novak is an actor and comedian best known for his role as Ryan Howard on The Office. He has also appeared on The Mindy Project, Saving Mr. Banks and Inglourious Basterds.
Wednesday, Nov. 5th
Established in 1967, the MSE Symposium is a widely acclaimed lecture series sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University. The symposium is run entirely by undergraduate students at the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.
All events are free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served, with the exception of reserved seating. Reserved seats can also be purchased for any single event for $25.