You may have seen them in your classes, around campus or if you’ve attended a recent MSE event, organizing a large-scale speaker event. This weeks celebrities are Corey Rogoff, Eva Najarro Smith, and Chris Alvarez – the 2012 Chairs of the MSE Symposium. Starting in Spring of 2012, the Chairs work tirelessly to bring speakers to Hopkins that lecture for free for the student body of Hopkins and the surrounding Baltimore community. Their job is tough, but rewarding – they bring interesting and compelling people to the Homewood Campus and manage all of this in a 6-month time frame.
Established in 1967, the Symposium is a renowned lecture series held each autumn on the university’s Homewood Campus. The series, which is organized exclusively by its undergraduate staff, is a cornerstone of our university’s intellectual and cultural community beyond the classroom, offering free admission to students and the general public.
The theme for the 2012 Symposium is “The Power of the Individual: How One Voice Can Change the World.” The twenty-first century world is rapidly globalizing and connecting people unlike ever before. The Chairs chose this theme to encompass the impact that one person can have – the power and the legacy that they create.
The Symposium has a history of attracting some of the world’s most prominent leaders, politicians, artists and scholars. This year the speakers include, Seth Meyers, Lt. Daniel Choi, Wendy Kopp, Jon Huntsman, Jeffrey Toobin and Jimmy Wales. Be sure to check these speakers out this Fall and look for the MSE Symposium staff application this coming Winter!
Seth Meyers, 9/4, 8:00 pm
Lt. Daniel Choi, 9/18, 8:00 pm
Wendy Kopp, 10/2, 8:00 pm
Jon Huntsman, 10/17, 8:00 pm
Jeffrey Toobin, 10/30, 8:00 pm
Jimmy Wales, 11/14, 8:00 pm