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Speaker Series

The Presidential Speaker Series brings world-renowned individuals to campus, generating discussion and providing an opportunity for the Tulane community to learn from distinguished professionals with unique perspectives, talents and stories.

In 2019, Tulane University President Michael A. Fitts launched the Presidential Speaker Series as a compelling series of events examining policy, leadership, culture and society. In keeping with Tulane’s mission to create, communicate and conserve knowledge to enrich the capacity of our community to learn, act and lead with integrity, the series serves as a marketplace for ideas, featuring renowned speakers who share their knowledge, experience, opinions and accomplishments.
We are pleased to provide community members the opportunity to hear from and interact with the nation’s foremost thought leaders.


A Conversation with Ruby Bridges and Marc Morial

Speaker Series

President Michael Fitts hosted the second installment of the Presidential Speaker Series— A Conversation with Ruby Bridges and Marc Morial— via Zoom on Wednesday, July 22.

“As our city, university and country grapple with systemic racism, it is imperative that we learn from pioneers and leaders like Ruby Bridges and Marc Morial, whose experiences can inform our journey towards becoming a more actively anti-racist community,” said Fitts.