Speakers Archive


MLK Day: Michael Eric Dyson to speak at Wake Forest University

January 5, 2018  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

On Monday, Jan. 22, Michael Eric Dyson will present the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote speech at 7 p.m. in Wait Chapel.


U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse to speak at Wake Forest on Dec. 4

November 28, 2017  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) will speak at Wake Forest University’s Broyhill Auditorium on Monday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m.


Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus to speak at Wake Forest

November 9, 2017  |   Events, Pro Humanitate, Speakers, Top Stories

Muhammad Yunus, an economist who won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for founding the global microfinance movement, will discuss his life’s work and his vision for “A World of Zero Poverty” at Wake Forest University on Dec. 6.


WFU leads the way in Rethinking Community

October 23, 2017  |   Community, Events, Faculty, Pro Humanitate, Speakers, Top Stories

Wake Forest has never been more committed to being a place that celebrates free speech and encourages open and direct dialogue, thoughtful and challenging conversation, and above all, the mutual respect that each individual deserves.


WFU panel to address race, sports & politics

October 6, 2017  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

On Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m., Wake Forest University will convene a timely panel of professional athletes, sports writers and activists to rethink the role of sports in community and address related tensions head-on.


Bestselling author Emily Giffin to speak at Wake Forest

September 18, 2017  |   Alumni, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Bestselling author and Wake Forest alumna Emily Giffin will speak on Thursday, Sept. 28, in Brendle Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.


Chris Paul to participate in conversation on leadership at WFU

August 30, 2017  |   Alumni, Athletics, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Chris Paul (’07), Demon Deacon standout, NBA superstar, Houston Rockets point guard, businessman and philanthropist, will join members of the Wake Forest community in Wait Chapel on Wednesday, September 13, at 5 p.m. for a conversation about leadership.


WFU speaker: Black-Jewish relations more important than ever

August 30, 2017  |   Events, Speakers, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

When neo-Nazis and white supremacists recently marched alongside each other in Charlottesville, Va., it shone a national spotlight on the shared history of racial oppression of African Americans and Jews in the U.S.


Distinguished scholar Dierdre McCloskey to speak at WFU April 20

April 12, 2017  |   Events, School of Business, Speakers

Dierdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Economics, History, English, and of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago, will speak in Wake Forest University’s Broyhill Auditorium on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m.


Historian Jon Meacham to deliver 2017 Commencement address

March 21, 2017  |   Commencement, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address on Monday, May 15.

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