LEARNING IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT: THE GLOBAL SPEAKER SERIES
Newark Academy strives to expose students to global issues that shape the world in the classroom and beyond. Since 2008, NA’s Global Speaker Series has brought distinguished individuals from around the world to address the NA community, enrich students’ understanding and broaden their intellectual horizons.
The Global Speaker Series committee, which includes student, faculty, administration and parent representatives, brings thought-provoking speakers to campus four times each year. Speakers address current global issues, including gender and racial equality, freedom of speech, environmental sustainability, foreign affairs, philanthropy and more.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 Robyn B. Gigi, lawyer 9:20-10:20am, Rose Auditorium
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. is a board certified radiologist, teaching professional, and national advocate for the prevention of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Dr. Cuomo is the fourth Global Speaker of the Series and will give a presentation on March 28, 2017.
Clarinetist, Saxophonist, composer Paquito D’Rivera defies categorization. A child prodigy, he studied at the Havana Conservatory of Music. He has performed with major symphony orchestras throughout the world and has received numerous commissions. Mr. D'Rivera is the third Global Speaker of the Series and will give a presentation on February 8, 2017.
Jianying Zha, a Chinese-American journalist and non-fiction writer, is the second Global Speaker of the series and will give a presentation on November 16, 2016, entitled, "An Insider's View of China's Current Sociopolitical Landscape."
Greg Lukianoff, an attorney and the president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), is the first Global Speaker of the series. He will engage students in a thoughtful discussion on free speech and censorship and microaggression on the college campus, educating students about their rights.
Rakhi Kundra’s ’17 ambition to make a positive impact on the world at large is evident through her involvement in worthy causes, both on and off-campus, including as a member of the Global Speakers Committee.