Keynote Speakers

Throughout the year, the IWL brings in speakers to lecture on different aspects surrounding gender and leadership.

Keynote Speaker 2014:

**POSTPONED** until Spring 2015

 Dr. Sumaya Farooq Samie

October 20th, 2014 - Iranian Author, Marjane Satrapi

Co-sponsors: CSB President's Office, the Literary Arts Institute, and the Center for Global Education

Member of the CSB/SJU Community can listen or download the talk at:https://sharepoint.csbsju.edu/teams/finearts/recordings/default.aspx?RootFolder=%2Fteams%2Ffinearts%2Frecordings%2FAll%20Recordings%2FFall%202014&FolderCTID=0x012000134C380B85EFF14AB8C87CF3CFF4ECF9&View={06E9B8AE-2966-46CD-B25D-E56C69772800}

Past Speakers

2009

2010

  • Anousheh Ansari - First Female Private Space Explorer
  • Jessica Valenti - Feminist Activist and Author

Kit Deslauries

2011

Tererai Trent

2012

  • Anne Marie Slaughter - Former Director of Policy Planning for the US State Department
  • Tererai Trent - Motivational Speaker and Advocate for Worldwide Education; Oprah's All-Time Favorite Guests

2013 

  • Donna Freitas - Author of "The End of Sex" in which explores the world of college hookups. Freitas has been a professor at both Boston University in the Department of Religion and Hofstra University in the Honors College.
  • Geena Davis- Actress and Activist for how gender is portrayed in the media