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Johns Hopkins Announces Fall Speaker Series

September 11, 2015
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
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The director of the movie Selma, a former vice presidential candidate and a controversial comedian are among the speakers who will visit Johns Hopkins University this fall as part of the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium.

The lineup includes:

Lauren Bush Lauren

Lauren Bush Lauren, model and founder and CEO of FEED, an organization that sells products like tote bags and T-shirts to raise money to feed the hungry
6 p.m. (Benefit dinner for FEED at 7:30 p.m. in the Glass Pavilion.)
Sept. 24
Shriver Hall

Dwight Watkins, Baltimore writer whose first book The Beast Side was just published. Watkins earned a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Education in 2011.
Baltimore Uprising: The People’s Perspective

October 7
Lecture at 7 p.m.
Shriver Hall

Ava Duvernay

Joe Lieberman, former senator and vice presidential candidate
What Can We Expect from Washington This Year?

October 21
Lecture at 8 p.m.
Shriver Hall

Alan Dershowitz, criminal defense attorney and civil liberties proponent
Global Perspectives on Justice and Civil Liberties

Nov. 10
Lecture at 8 p.m.
Shriver Hall

Ava Duvernay, director of the Academy Award-nominated Selma
Nov. 17
Lecture at 8 p.m.
Shriver Hall

Josh Ostrovsky, “The Fat Jew”

Josh Ostrovsky, comedian and Instagram personality known as “The Fat Jew,” who has been accused of plagiarizing jokes on social media.
Dec. 1
Lecture at 8 p.m.
Shriver Hall

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.

For more information: http://www.jhumsesymposium.org/



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