Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Intellectual Speaker Series at Rollins College featuring Leymah Gbowee and Bill Bryson

Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee

Since 2008, the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College has brought in well-known and intellectual speakers to the campus to engage students, alumni, and the community through public lectures, readings, symposiums, seminars, master classes, interviews, and special-interest sessions that are all free and open to the public.

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Past speakers have included Oliver Stone, Jane Goodall, Robert F Kennedy, Jr, Paul Simon, Jeb Bush, Jane Pauley, and Edward James Olmos. The Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 schedule is highlighted by Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and best-selling author Bill Bryson.

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Speakers

The Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 series had seven speakers visit the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College. The speakers that have been announced so far for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 sessions are:

September 16th, 2015 – Leymah Gbowee (Founder and current president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa)
February 22nd, 2016 – Bill Bryson (Best-selling author – ie. A Walk in the Woods)

Click here to visit the official website for more information and learn more about the speakers and their presentations. Click here for more stories about the city of Winter Park on Orlando Local Guide.

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