Humanities in Action


This speaker series celebrates the essential utility of the Humanities in a range of fields. Part conversations about distinct and intriguing careers and part argument for the study of the humanities, these events aim to inspire students to see their humanities studies in a new light. The inaugural event in 2019 featured the Chief of Staff during President Obama’s second term, Denis McDonough. Speakers in the series in 2020 and 2021 will include: Eric Schmitt, New York Times correspondent; Kathy Gorman, COO of Children’s National Medical Center; Tim Keating, Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company; Larry Gibson, attorney, campaign manager, and biographer of Thurgood Marshall.