2014 Series


FAS is proud to announce its 2014 Line-Up…


Confronting Global Dissonance:
The Balance Between Realism and Idealism


Martin O’Malley – February 19, 8 pm, Shriver Hall

Martin O’Malley is the second term Governor of Maryland and a rumored 2016 presidential candidate from the Democratic Party. Prior to serving as Governor, O’Malley served as Mayor of the City of Baltimore, where he was recognized by Time magazine as one of America’s “Top 5 Big City Mayors.” Between 1999 and 2009 his policies helped the people of Baltimore achieve the greatest crime reduction of America’s largest cities.



The Onion – February 26, 8 pm, Shriver Hall

Co-sponsored with the Hop

The Onion is an award-winning satirical news organization, delivering unrivaled journalism and reaching millions of fans through television, print, web video, radio, online, and mobile outlets. Founded in 1988 as a student newspaper at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the weekly paper has been described as “arguably the most popular humor periodical in world history” by The New Yorker.



John Bolton – March 13, 8pm, Shriver Hall

John R. Bolton was appointed as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations on August 1, 2005 and served until his resignation in December 2006. During his tenure there, Ambassador Bolton was a tenacious and outspoken advocate of U.S. efforts to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, push Syria out of Lebanon, and bring African peacekeepers into shaky Somalia.



Cornel West – March 26, 8pm, Shriver Hall

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is a professor at Princeton University, and has taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris.  He is best known for his classic Race Matters, Democracy Matters, and his new memoir, Brother West:  Living and Loving Out Loud.  He appears frequently on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN and C-Span and Tavis Smiley’s PBS TV Show.




The Price of Privacy: Re-evaluating the NSA - April 1, 8pm, Shriver Hall

This year’s Presidential Event will be a debate between General Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA, and Dr. David Cole, Georgetown professor of constitutional law. With the prompting and critical questioning of a moderator, both participants will debate the constitutionality of the NSA, and the appropriate balance between personal privacy and national security.
Please be sure to stay for the reception sponsored by the Second Decade Society,
who we are thrilled to partner with for this event.



Jessica Jackley - April 16, 8pm, Mudd Hall

Jessica Jackley is a Founder and former Chief Marketing Officer of KIVA, the world’s first peer to peer microlending website. Named one of the top ideas of 2006 by The New York Times Magazine, and praised by Oprah, Bill Clinton and countless others, KIVA is one of the fastest-growing social benefit websites in media’s history. Jackley was recently praised by Forbes as one of 5 rising stars in Healthcare, Education, and the Environment.

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