Educational Activities

Through various programs, departments and student organizations, a wide variety of special events and lectures is offered every year. In past years, events and speakers have included Steve Coll, author/journalist; Tony Mendez, retired American CIA Technical Operations Officer; Eli Clare, writer, speaker, activist and teacher; Cofer Black, top U.S. terrorism export; Wil Haygood, acclaimed journalist and best-selling author; Fred D. Gray, attorney, civil rights and human rights activist; Jessica Jackley, co-founder of KIVA, the world’s first peer-to-peer micro-lending website; Elijah Cummings, U.S. Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district; Ishmael Beah, former child soldier, author and human rights activist; and Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne House of Lords, United Kingdom.