This Year's Speakers

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Below is a list of Society of Skeptics speakers for the 2021-2022 school year. All lectures will take place virtually, beginning at 7 p.m., and history department chair Jason Beck will send a private webinar link to the members of the Blair community on the morning of each presentation. Blair will post a recording publicly on its website the following day.

Date Speaker Topic
September 21

Fritzi Horstman

"Compassion Prison Project"
September 28

Joe Mantegna

Afro Basket and the South Sudan Men's Team
October 5

Colum McCann, author

"Let the Great World Spin"

October 12

Zach Weisberg '03

"The Inertia"

October 19

Tom Crabtree

"AMI Expeditionary Health"

October 26

Ashley Thompson '08

November 9

Dr. Ben Schwartz P'21

DaVinci Remote Surgery
November 16

Alan Springer

"Springtime Media"
November 30 Dan Lucky NASA Engineer
December 7 Women in Tech. Panel Kathryn Middleton '10Kate Anello '12Sierra Yit '13Lara Bucarey '06, Beth Martens '08
January 18 Doug Bandow Cato Institute
January 25 Jason Howk Deputy Director, Global Friends of Afganistan
February 1 Jenn Cable '02 CEO, ThorLabs
February 15 TBD TBD
March 1 Amal Stefanos Food Insecurity in Africa
March 22 Jonathan Reichel '12 Director of Amazon Audience Marketing, Thrasio
March 29 Kweighbaye Kotee '01 Founder, Bushwick Film Festival
April 5 Batouly Camara '15 Women and Kids Empowerment!
April 12 Sam Mihara Japanese Internment and Mass Imprisonment 
April 19 TBD TBD
April 26 TBD  TBD

Recent Lectures

Foreign Policy Expert Doug Bandow Returns to the Society of Skeptics

The Blair community is excited to welcome back foreign policy and civil liberties expert Doug Bandow to the Society of Skeptics on Tuesday, January 18. While Mr. Bandow explored the 2020 election in his lecture two years ago, his most recent Skeptics presentation will center around international affairs and foreign policy between the United States and China today.

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