Past Speaker Events

2019-20 Speaker Events

Masha Gessen

Masha Gessen Global Scholars Speaker Series
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, 6:30-8 p.m. in Mellowes Hall
Presenter: Masha Gessen, author of "The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia"

Dr. Deborah Gilboa

Dr. Deborah Gilboa USM/REDgen Speaker Series: What's Happy Got to Do With It: How to Figure Out What Our Kids Need and What They Want
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Virginia Henes Young Theatre
Presenter: Dr. Deborah Gilboa, board certified physician at Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill Health Center and founder of

Paul Tough

Paul Tough USM Speaker Series: The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us.
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m. Location TBA
Presenter: Paul Tough, author and broadcaster

Mike Domitrz

Mike Domitrz USM/REDgen Speaker Series: SAFER Choices
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m. in Mellowes Hall
Presenter: Mike Domitrz, The Center for Respect

Dr. Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson USM/REDgen Speaker Series: The Impact of the Loss of Play in Childhood
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, 7-8:30 p.m. in Mellowes Hall
Presenter: Dr. Michael Thompson, clinical psychologist and New York Times bestselling author

Alexandra Robbins

Alexandra Robbins USM/REDgen Speaker Series
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2020, 7-8:30 p.m. in Mellowes Hall
Presenter: Alexandra Robbins, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author
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2018-19 Speaker Events

David Patrikarakos

David Patrikarakos USM Global Scholars Crisis Simulation Speaker Series: The Future of International Conflict
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, 6:30-8 p.m.
Presenter: David Patrikarakos, journalist and author

Dr. Lisa Miller

Dr. Lisa Miller USM/REDgen Speaker Series: The Spiritual Child
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, 7-8:15 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Miller, professor and founder of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University

Dr. Delaney Ruston

Dr. Delaney Ruston USM/REDgen Speaker Series: Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, 7-8:15 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Delaney Ruston, filmmaker

R.P. Eddy '90

R.P. Eddy USM Global Scholars Crisis Simulation Speaker Series: Social Media, Public Opinion, and National Security
Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, 6:30-8 p.m.
Presenter: R.P. Eddy, globally recognized security and intellegence expert and CEO of Ergo

Dr. Suniya Luthar

Dr. Suniya Luthar USM/REDgen Speaker Series: Pressure in High-achieving Schools and Pathways to Fostering Resilience
Monday, April 8, 2019, 7-8:15 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Suniya Luthar, professor of psychology, Arizona State University

Deonte Lewis

Deonte Lewis Cindy Zautcke Memorial Endowed Fund and SEEK Diversty Speaker
Tuesday, April 20, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Presenter: Deonte Lewis, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee
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2017-18 Speaker Events

Athletic Specialization Panel

Athletic Specialization Panel USM/REDgen Speaker Series: The Pitfalls of Early Athletic Specialization
Monday, Sept. 18, 2017
Panelists: Joe Amplo, men's lacrosse head coach—Marquette University; Carolyn Kieger, women's basketball head coach—Marquette University; Kate Markgraf, two-time Olympic soccer gold medalist (M.S. in Kinesiology and Educational Psychology); Leigh Podlesny, trainer—Positive Coaching Alliance and former college softball coach; Steve Wojciechowski, men's basketball head coach—Marquette University; moderated by Tim Van Vooren, FOX6 sports director

Daniel Alarcon

Daniel Alarcon Global Scholars Crisis Simulation Speaker
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
Presenter: Daniel Alarcon, author, "Lost City Radio"

Lorraine Hobbs

Lorraine Hobbs USM/REDgen Speaker Series: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
Presenter: Lorraine Hobbs, director, Youth and Family Programs—University of San Diego

Michele Wucker

Michele Wucker Gray Rhinos Forum: Global Scholars Crisis Simulation
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
Presenter: Michele Wucker, commentator, policy analyst, and author, "Gray Rhino"

Jessica Lahey

Jessica Lahey USM/REDgen Speaker Series: The Gift of Failure
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
Presenter: Jessica Lahey, author, "The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed"

Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Katherine Reynolds Lewis USM/REDgen Speaker Series: A Crisis of Self-Regulation—And How to Help
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Presenter: Katherine Reynolds Lewis, speaker and author, "The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever—And What to Do About It"

2016-17 Speaker Events

Ben Rawlence

Ben RawlenceActivism, Politics, and Responsible Citizenship in the 21st Century
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016
Presenter: Ben Rawlence, author; "City of Thorns"

Trisha Anderson

Trisha Anderson USM/REDgen Speaker Series: Harvard University's Making Caring Common Project: Helping Educators, Parents, and Communities Raise Children Who Are Caring, Responsible, and Committed to Justice
Monday, Sept. 19, 2016
Presenter: Trisha Anderson, program director of Making Caring Common and senior program manager—Harvard Graduate School of Education

Matt Bellace

Matt Bellace A positive, science-based, and seriously entertaining approach to substance abuse prevention
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016
Presenter: Dr. Matt Bellace, speaker, psychologist,, comedian, and author; "A Better High: Laugh, help, run, love... and other ways to get naturally high"

Dan Schnur

Dan Schnur Election 2016—Presidential Politics
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016
Presenter: Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics—University of Southern California

Sam Mihara

Sam Mihara A personal account of the Japanese American imprisonment and its civil rights abuses during World War II
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
Presenter: Sam Mihara, member of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation

Dr. Robert Evans

Dr. Robert Evans USM/REDgen Speaker Series: The Crisis in Childrearing
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
Presenter: Dr. Robert Evans, author; "Family Matters: How Schools Can Cope with the Crisis in Childrearing"

Andrew Bacevich

Andrew BacevichGlobal National Security Forum
Friday, Jan. 6, 2017
Presenter: Andrew Bacevich, author and faculty—Boston University

Dr. Louella Amos

Dr. Louella Amos USM/REDgen Speaker Series: How Sleep Impacts Mood, Behavior, and Success
Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Louella Amos '95, Pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and assistant professor—Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Emma Seppala

Dr. Emma Seppala USM/REDgen Speaker Series: The Science of Happiness, Health, and Success
Monday, April 24, 2017
Presenter: Dr. Emma Seppala, author; "The Happiness Track," and science director—Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
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