On November 12, the Society of Skeptics welcomed Kyle Kolaja, PhD, senior director and head of investigative toxicology and cellular therapy at Celgene Corporation.
This Year's Speakers
|September 24||Bob Teitel P'23, State Street Productions & Hollywood producer of films such as Men of Honor, Barbershop, Soul Food & The Hate You Give||"Chicago Roots & Becoming a Filmmaker"|
|October 8||"An Assessment of U.S. Border Policy"|
|October 22||Michael Stival '03, attorney at Excel Sports Management||"Lessons Learned From Major League Baseball Players"|
|"How to Taste"|
|November 12||Dr. Kyle Kolaja P'20 senior director/head of investigative toxicology & cellular therapy, Celgene Corporation||"Cell Therapy Realities"|
|December 3||Consuleo Mack P'06, anchor & managing editor of the television program "Consuelo Mack WealthTrack||"On Business Leaders"|
Doug Bandow, Cato Institute senior fellow & former special White House assistant to President Ronald Reagan
|"The 2020 Presidential Election"|
|January 14||Emily Reid, vice president for open learning at AI4ALL||"Artificial Intelligence & its Social Impact"|
Cynthia Harvey, American Ballet Theater ballet mistress & former Royal Ballet principal ballerina
|February 6||Raymond Seitz, former ambassador to the United Kingdom||"The Imperative (and Unraveling) of U.S. Alliances"|
|February 11||Mike Vacarro, lead sports columnist for The New York Post||"Recent Issues in Sports"|
|February 25||Sergio Troncoso, author & professor, Yale Writers' Workshop||"The Immigrant Outsider"|
|April 14||Max Fergus, founder & CEO of the music streaming app LUM||"On Entrepreneurship & Its Challenges"|
|April 21||Peter Mandaville '90, George Mason University professor of government & former U.S. State Department senior advisor on Middle East||
"Middle East in Crisis"
|April 28||Violinist & Syrian refugee Mariela Shaker||
"Life in Aleppo and as a Refugee"
Blair’s annual Young Alumni Skeptics has become one of the most-anticipated presentations of the year, as recent graduates return to campus to share their experiences as collegians and young professionals.
Author, humorist and cooking teacher Becky Selengut ’88 returns to her alma mater on October 29 to speak about her latest book, How to Taste: The Curious Cook’s Handbook to Seasoning and Balance, at the Society of Skeptics.