This Year's Speakers

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Below is a list of all Society of Skeptics speakers for the 2018-2019 school year. All lectures are at 7 p.m. in the Chiang Center for Innovation and Collaboration unless otherwise noted.

Date Speaker Topic
September 18 Chris Wolfe '85, former equities trader now working for Merrill Lynch wealth management Personal recollections of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the twin towers in New York City
September 25 Marina Antropow Cramer, author of Roads Russian families facing the challenges associated with the 1941 Nazi invasion
October 2 Alison Wright, National Geographic photographer Journey around the world with National Geographic photographer Alison Wright
October 9 Ben Schwartz, MD, surgeon, NY Brightwater Intuitive’s Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System 
October 16 Frank Angiolelli, strategic consultant, McAfee Cybersecurity, a closer look at hackers & how to fight them
October 23 Dr. Don Lincoln, senior scientist at FermiLab (America's particle physics & accelerator lab) Issues in physics
October 30 George Hincapie, world-class road bike racer who has ridden in the Tour de France 17 times The life of a world-class bike racer
November 6 Maj (Ret.) Jason Howk, author & lecturer Afghanistan: America’s longest war
November 13 Olympic gold medalist Brandon Slay, executive director & head coach of the University of Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Regional Training Center Achieving dreams & leadership
December 4 Ron Insana P'16 '20 '21, CNBC contributor On recent politics
December 11 Alan Moskin, U.S. World War II veteran Helping to free Nazi concentration camps
January 8 Rob Montz, video producer & writer  Political correctness on college campuses 
January 22 Marsha Smith, Normandy Allies  Remembrance tour of 1944 D-Day beaches, cemeteries, museums & villages
January 29 Ridge & Valley School (Blairstown)


The charter school option
February 12

Dr. Roopsi Risam, professor at Salem State University

Immigrant detention centers

February 26 Jane Ferry, MD, Grand View Hospital Medical mission to Kenya
March 26 Jim Kiritsy, director of strength & conditioning training for football, Kennesaw State University Injury prevention, athletic performance enhancement & mental discipline development
April 2 Dr. Peter Mandaville '90, director, Center for Global Studies & professor at George Mason University Experiences as former State Department advisor on the Middle East
April 9 Young Alumni Skeptics Reflecting on career success, life on the hilltop & finding fulfillment after Blair
April 16 Chris Fussell '92, partner at the McChrystal Group & former Navy SEAL A former Navy SEAL speaks
April 23 David Kaczynski, brother of Ted Kaczynski (also known as the Unabomber) On his infamous brother, the justice system & capital punishment
April 30 TBD TBD

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