Featured Speakers



    A variety of well-known and distinguished speakers (in order of appearance) include:


    Candace Thille
    Director of Learning Science, Amazon


    Tara Westover
    Best-selling author of Educated, named one of the 10 Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times


    Eric Nguyen
    Author of Things We Lost to the Water, included on President Obama’s Summer 2021 Reading List, and editor in chief of diaCRITICS


    Russell Jeung
    Professor, Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University and Co-Founder, Stop AAPI Hate


    Kevin Young
    Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture


    Liz Skilton
    Associate Professor of History and Director of Public History, University of Louisiana at Lafayette


    Frederick M. Lawrence
    Secretary and CEO, The Phi Beta Kappa Society





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