It is with great pleasure that the Program Committee of the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society announces the Spring 2016 speaker series to the University community.

Speeches will begin at 7:29 PM in Jefferson Hall (Hotel C, West Range), unless otherwise noted.

If you have any questions. comments. or concerns, please contact The Society’s Vice President, Mr. Matthew Diasio.

Spring 2016 Speaker Series
Friday, February 19th, 7:29 PM
Jefferson Hall
Dean Risa Goluboff
Risa Goluboff is the John Allan Love Professor of Law and a professor of history at the University of Virginia. She has been appointed the 12th Dean of the School of Law.
Friday, February 26th, 7:29 PM
Jefferson Hall
Dr. Dan Ariely
Dan Ariely is a professor of psychology and behavioral econommics at Duke University and author of the best-selling books Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality.
Friday, March 4th, 7:29 PM
Jefferson Hall
Dean Scott Beardsley
Scott Beardsley is the ninth Dean of the Darden School of Business, where he is also the Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration.
Friday, March 18th, 7:29 PM
Jefferson Hall
Dr. Dan Reifsnyder
Dr. Dan Reifsnyder is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment at the Department of State. He is also co-chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, the body responsible for organzing the agreement that was the basis for the COP21 talks in Paris last year.
Friday, March 25th, 7:29 PM
Jefferson Hall
Governor Jack Markell
Jack Markell is the Governor of Delaware and former Chairman of the National Governors Association.
Friday, April 8th, 7:29 PM
Jefferson Hall
Mr. Ronald Bailey
Ronald Bailey is a science correspondent for Reason magazine and author of several books, most recently The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century.
Friday, April 15th, 7:29 PM
Jefferson Hall
Mr. Jamie DeWolf
Jamie DeWolf is an award-winning slam poet, comic, and filmmaker.