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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 Tulane students, faculty and staff the opportunity to hear from and interact with the nation’s foremost thought leaders from various professional fields of study.


Inaugural Presidential Speaker Series: Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Justice Sotomayor

Justice Sonia Sotomayor charms Tulane audience

More than 1,330 members of the Tulane community packed McAlister Auditorium on Friday, October 25 to hear U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor discuss some of her life experiences, role models, her new book and her career. Justice Sotomayor was the inaugural guest speaker of Tulane President Mike Fitts' Presidential Speaker Series.

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