Guest Speakers

The Roy H. Park School of Communications and the Journalism Department host many guest speakers throughout the year. Guests like Arianna Huffington, Bill Moyers, Seymour Hersh, Steve Capus, and Tom Wolfe come to the school to share their knowledge with students.

Some speakers hold open forums, while others teach mini-courses, speak to classes, or give public lectures. These programs allow students to learn about complex media issues, new strategies, and trends in the industry.

Recent Speakers Include:

Robert Scheer, and Jarrett Murphy from New York City’s local investigative outlet City Limits

Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News, chief medical expert

James Carville, political consultant and best-selling author

Daniel Ellsberg, author who leaked of the Pentagon Papers

Tom Tomorrow, award-winning political cartoonist

Jean Chatzky, journalist, author and financial editor of NBC's Today.

Jeremy Scahill, investigative reporter and author of “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.”

Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies (2000)

Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor in chief, Huffington Post

Lester Holt, co-host of Today, weekend edition and anchor of NBC Nightly News, weekend edition

Rich Lowry, National Review

Tom Wolfe, author and journalist

Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo/TPM Muckraker blogs

Rory Kennedy, documentary filmmaker

Christiane Amanpour, CNN correspondent, and James Rubin, foreign policy adviser

Natalie Morales, NBC News and Today Show anchor

Bob Woodward, Washington Post

David Muir '95, ABC News

Robert Fisk, The Independent

Seymour Hersh