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Presidential Speaker Series

The Kent State Presidential Speaker Series seeks to bring high-profile, world-renowned experts to Kent State for serious, thought-provoking discussions and conversations. Previous speakers include Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, journalists and human rights advocates Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, photographer Trey Ratcliff and filmmaker Ken Burns.
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Kent State University is pleased to welcome Dan Rather, former lead anchor of the CBS Evening News, as the next featured speaker in the Presidential Speaker Series. Mr. Rather will reflect on his experiences as a journalist, news anchor and multimedia producer while providing rare insight into covering the events of May 4, 1970 and the world events that followed.

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The Presidential Speaker Series seeks to bring high profile, world–renowned experts to Kent State University for serious, thought-provoking discussions and conversations. Priority will be given to nominations with division, college or departmental partnership and matching funds. Submissions will be reviewed by an advisory committee, with final decisions at the discretion of the President.

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