Aron Ralston | September 17, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
Aron Ralston is the Colorado-based adventurer whose perilous canyoneering accident in Utah in 2003 — in which he was forced to amputate his right forearm —was the subject of the 2010 film 127 Hours, starring James Franco.
R.J. Mitte | September 25, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
Best known for playing the son of chemistry teacher-turned-meth kingpin on AMC's critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad, R.J. Mitte is an American actor and spokesman for cerebral palsy research. He won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Breaking Bad in 2013.
Tom Donilon | October 15, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.
Today one of the country’s leading foreign policy experts, Tom Donilon served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama until June 2013. In that capacity, he provided the President’s daily national security briefing, oversaw the National Security Council staff, chaired the Cabinet level National Security Principals Committee, and was responsible for the integration of the Administration’s foreign policy, intelligence, and military efforts. Donilon has worked closely with and advised three U.S. Presidents since his first position at the White House in 1977.
2014 President's Lecture
Laura Ling | October 25, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.
American journalist Laura Ling was one of two foreign reporters detained by North Korean authorities in March of 2009 for purportedly attempting to enter the country illegally. She remained in custody as a prisoner for nearly six months until former U.S. president Bill Clinton traveled to Pyongyang to negotiate a pardon.
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B.J. Novak | November 5, 2014 | 7:30 p.m.
Perhaps most notable for his work on popular NBC comedy series The Office, B.J. Novak has enjoyed success as a comedian, writer, and actor since he graduated from Harvard University, where he was a member of the Harvard Lampoon, in 2001.
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