On Tuesday, March 22, the Baltimore Speakers Series presented by Stevenson University announced the speakers for its 2016-2017 season. Marking its 13th season, the series offers seven evenings of diverse opinions and world perspectives on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.
The 2016-2017 Baltimore Speakers Series will open on Sept. 27 with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, followed by former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak on Oct. 25. Additional speakers include Academy-award-winning actress Rita Moreno (Nov. 15); Monty Python co-founder John Cleese (Jan. 17, 2017); former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey (Feb. 21, 2017); and broadcast journalist Ted Koppel (March 21, 2017). A panel discussion on Racism & Reconciliation in America with former NPR host Michele Norris; Wall Street Journal columnist and author Jason Riley; and Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will close the season on April 25, 2017.