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.
Winter Park Institute Guest Speakers
Past speakers have included Oliver Stone; Jane Goodall; Robert F Kennedy, Jr; Paul Simon; Jeb Bush; Jane Pauley; and Edward James Olmos. The Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 schedule is highlighted by American philanthropist Leymah Gbowee, philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum, and Sean Baker, director of The Florida Project.
Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Speakers
The Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 series has five speakers visit the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College. The lectures that have been announced are:
September 26, 2018, 7:30 p.m. – Maggie Doyne
Start Now, Use What You Have
Young American philanthropist who founded BlinkNow, which provides quality education and a safe environment for women and children in Nepal. Named CNN Hero of the Year 2015.
October 22, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – Martha C. Nussbaum
Fear, Anger, and Hope: Democracy in Peril
Philosopher, author, and professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago.
January 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Sean Baker
A Conversation with an American Filmmaker
American film director best known for independent feature films, including his latest, The Florida Project.
February 17, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – Billy Collins
What Poets Talk About When They Talk About Love
Two-term U. S. Poet Laureate and Distinguished Senior Fellow of Winter Park Institute.
April 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Dr. M. Sanjayan
Stories from the Natural World
Global conservation scientist specializing in the role of conservation in saving people and nature.
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Winter Park Institute Video from 2013/2014
The Florida Project Official Trailer, Directed by Winter Park Institute Speaker, Sean Baker
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