Distinguished Speaker Series

UNCP Campus Engagement and Leadership is pleased to present the Distinguished Speaker Series. The Series is designed to enhance the environment of the University and local community by engaging thought-provoking speakers in discussions on various topics of cultural, political and social importance. Previous speakers include: Bill Nye the Science Guy, Maya Angelou, Cornel West, Gabby Douglas, and Diane Guerrero.

Current Distinguished Speakers

Michael Osterholm

Michael Osterholm
Infectious Disease Expert and Member of President Biden's COVID-19 Transition Team 

Co-Sponsored by College of Health Sciences

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Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo
U.S. Poet Laureate, Musician and Activist 

Co-Sponsored by UNCP American Indian Studies and UNCP Department of English, Theater and Foreign Languages

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Martin Sensmeier

Martin Sensmeier
Actor and Producer and can be seen in Magnificent Seven, Wind River, Yellowstone and Westworld. 

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Click here to watch Martin Sensmeier's 'The Liberator' interview.

Previous Distinguished Speakers