Distinguished Speaker Series

Scripps College invites speakers from a wide variety of academic disciplines and professions to engage our community in significant conversations. Students have the opportunity to meet with most speakers in small group settings during their visits, which allows them to ask speakers the questions about the topics that are most important to them. Social justice activists, film makers, journalists, musicians, corporate leaders, artists, economists, authors and more visit Scripps College each year thanks to the generosity of speaker funds endowed by Scripps alumnae, trustees, and families.

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Past Speakers

Eleanor Clift · November 29, 2012

Political reporter, television pundit, and author Eleanor Clift comes to Scripps College this fall to speak on "The Road Ahead: Is There a Mandate for Change?" This talk, made possible by the generosity of the Alexa Hampton Fullerton Endowed Speakers Program, is free and open to the public.

Abigail Disney · October 2, 2012

Abigail E. Disney is a filmmaker and philanthropist. Her longtime passion for women's issues and peacebuilding culminated in her first film, the acclaimed Pray the Devil Back to Hell, about the Liberian women who peacefully ended their country's fourteen-year civil war. She is currently Executive Producer of the groundbreaking PBS mini-series "Women, War & Peace," the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the role of women in peace and conflict.

Katharine Howard Miller Leader in Residence: Namita Bhandare · February 10-12, 2015

Feminist activist and writer Namita Bhandare will visit Scripps College February 10-12, 2015 as Scripps College's Katharine Howard Miller Leader in Residence. Namita Bhandare is a journalist with close to 25 years of reporting experience whose writing has appeared in publications including Sunday magazine, India Today magazine, and the daily, The Hindustan Times. She is India’s first consulting editor on gender with a daily newspaper, Mint, and continues to write a fortnightly column on social issues for The Hindustan Times.