Speakers Archive


Thinking differently about aging

March 17, 2016  |   Speakers, Top Stories

By 2060, one in four, or 98 million Americans, will be over 65. Slowing the biological process of aging could be a game changer for both the older population and the younger generation set to take care of them.


Former President Bill Clinton visits WFU

March 14, 2016  |   Events, School of Law, Schools, Speakers, Student, Top Stories

Hundreds of students across the political spectrum packed into the Wake Forest University School of Law to hear former President Bill Clinton speak on March 13.


Media Advisory: ‘Glee’ Star Lauren Potter to speak on disability rights and inclusion

March 11, 2016  |   Events, Media Advisory, Speakers, Student

“Glee” star Lauren Potter will speak about disability rights and inclusion at Wake Forest on Friday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. on Hearn Plaza. Her talk will start the University’s Best Buddies Friendship Walk.

Media Advisory: Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Visits Wake Forest, Meets with Community

March 4, 2016  |   Campus Life, Events, Media Advisory, Speakers, Student

Co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement Alicia Garza has led the Vincent Harding Seminar on Nonviolent Social Change for students at Wake Forest University this week.


Expert on human longevity to deliver Voices of Our Time address

February 29, 2016  |   Arts & Culture, Campus Life, Community, Events, Speakers, Student, Top Stories

Voices of Our Time speaker to discuss the upper limits to human longevity and the pursuit of the scientific means to slow aging in people.

Media Advisory: Feb 11: Terrence J to speak at Wake Forest University

February 11, 2016  |   Arts & Culture, Campus Life, Events, Media Advisory, Speakers, Student

Three-time Emmy nominee Terrence “J” Jenkins will visit Wake Forest University to discuss his experiences on his path to a successful career as a journalist, author, and entertainer on Thursday Feb. 11, 2016. Part of the Journey to Success Speaker Series, his address is free and open to the public, […]

Media Advisory: Truth, lies and politics panel

February 4, 2016  |   Community, Events, Faculty, Media Advisory, Speakers

What: A panel discussion on important topics including the impact of media in our democracy and citizens’ obligations to be informed about issues such as the human impact on climate change or the causes of economic inequality. Who: Moderated by Melissa Harris-Perry, Presidential Endowed Professor […]


Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle Corporation, to deliver TEDx talk

January 25, 2016  |   Events, Speakers, Student, Top Stories

From cyber security to human trafficking to food safety to Sandy Hook, Wake Forest’s 5th annual TEDxWakeForestU speakers will address various safety and security issues on Saturday, Feb. 20, in Wait Chapel.


Daughters of Malcolm X to speak at WFU on MLK Day

January 8, 2016  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State are hosting a celebration to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On January 18, Attallah Shabazz and Ilyasah Shabazz, daughters of civil rights icons Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, will speak in Wait Chapel.

Media Advisory: WFU Event Highlights International Climate Talks

November 11, 2015  |   Campus Life, Community, Events, Faculty, Media Advisory, Speakers, Sustainability

The local community is invited to attend “Roadmap to Paris: Your Guide to the International Climate Talks” on Nov. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Broyhill Auditorium, located in Farrell Hall. Wake Forest faculty experts Miles Silman, biology professor, law professor John Knox, and […]

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