Three speakers announced for fall University Lectures

The lineup this semester includes an award-winning broadcast journalist, one of the hosts of NPR's "Morning Edition," and a Harvard historian and staff writer at The New Yorker.

The Fall 2017 semester marks the University Lectures series' 17th season. Syracuse will host three speakers from different disciplines over the course of the semester to share their experiences and perspectives. 

Soledad O'Brien - Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center - $5

Soledad O'Brien is an accomplished broadcast journalist , businesswoman, creator, and documentarian. She originated Black in America and Latino in America on CNN and continues to produce content for the network and Al Jazeera America. She also launched Starfish Media Group (SMG), a media production and distribution company focused on producing work that look at divisive issues such as socioeconomics, race and opportunity through storytelling.

She has won two Emmys for her coverage of race issues and a third for her coverage of the 2012 presidential election. She has earned two George Foster Peabody Awards for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the BP Gulf Coast oil spill. CNN also won an Alfred I. The National Association of Black Journalists named her journalist of the year in 2010 and was named a distinguished fellow by her alma mater, Harvard University in 2013. 

Tickets will be sold for this lecture for $5 with a valid SU-SUNY-ESF I.D. for $5 online starting Monday, August 28.

David Greene - Tuesday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Hendricks Chapel - Free

You may have heard Greene's voice on NPR's Morning Edition or their Up First podcast. Or perhaps you've heard his work as a foreign correspondent for NPR covering everything from the Ukraine and Siberia to Libya. Maybe you even heard his work as a White House correspondent during former President George W. Bush's second term or covering the 2008 election. 

His voice has been a staple in radio news for the past 12 years at NPR and he is coming to Syracuse to speak about his time there and as a print journalist beforehand. 

Jill Lepore - Thursday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m

Hendricks Chapel - Free

Jill Lepore is an accomplished author and the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. She has been writing for the New Yorker since 2005 about American history, law, literature and politics. Three of her essays from the magazine evolved into some of the many books she has published in her career thus far.

Her titles include The Secret History of Wonder Woman, New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan, and Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin. For these titles and others, she has won prizes such as TIME's Best Nonfiction Book of the Year, the Anisfield-Wolf Award for the best nonfiction book on race, and the Bancroft Prize, and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. 

She will be speaking at Syracuse about her research and writing, which have appeared in The New York Times, the Journal of American History, the Yale Law Journal and nearly a dozen languages. 

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