Past Speakers

The New Jersey Speakers Series presents some of the world’s most celebrated and influential personalities of our time, a virtual Who’s Who of National and global figures - heads of state, political leaders, newsmakers, innovators and cultural icons, each sharing their unique experiences and perspectives as they challenge your mind, enlarge your world and make you laugh. These are our past speakers:

2018–2019

James Comey
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Gloria Steinem
Jeb Bush
Ian Bremmer
Bryan Stevenson
Jay Leno

2017–2018

David Cameron
Jeffrey Toobin
Cokie Roberts
Robin Wright
Rick Steves
Paul Nicklen
President Bill Clinton

2016–2017

Rita Moreno
Ehud Barak
Michele Norris, Jason Riley and Morris Dees
John Cleese
Martin Dempsey
Ted Koppel
Jon Meacham

2015–2016

Leon Panetta
Sanjay Gupta
Ken Burns
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Diana Nyad
Frank Abagnale
Michio Kaku

2014–2015

Madeleine Albright
Alan Alda
Steve Wozniak
Olympia Snowe
David Gergen
David McCullough
Dan Rather