Presidential Speaker Series

Jane Goodall and Thayne McCulloh

Dr. Thayne McCulloh is pleased to welcome back the Presidential Speaker Series to Gonzaga University in 2023. Launched in 2011 and paused during the COVID-19 pandemic, the series brings thought-provoking and mission-centered authors, activists, leaders and researchers to share their work and passions with the Gonzaga and Spokane communities.

Learn more about the illustrious speakers who have been part of the series below.

Previous Presidential Speakers

Photo collage of Huwaida Arraf, Amal Jamal, Ian Lustick, Joel Migdal

Distinguished Experts Panel (2023)

Olga Custodio, Unites States Air Force Retired

Olga Custodio (2022)

Tarana Burke and Ronan Farrow on a stage.

Tarana Burke & Ronan Farrow (2018)

Visiting head of state Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks at a podium.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (2015)

Siddharth Kara speaking to an audience.

Siddharth Kara (2014)

Jane Goodall addresses a large audience.

Jane Goodall (2013)

Thomas L. Friedman speaks to a large audience.

Thomas Friedman (2012)

Ingrid Betancourt speaking on stage.

Ingrid Betancourt (2012)

Greg Mortenson sits in a chair and interacts with an audience.

Greg Mortensen (2011)

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