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The Clark College Distinguished Lecture Series
The Clark College Distinguished Lecture Series was established to periodically bring
regionally and nationally renowned speakers to the college to engage students, faculty
and the greater community on issues of regional, national and global importance.
Author, commentator and presidential advisor David Gergen was Clark College's 2007-2008 Distinguished Lecturer. Gergen, seen in the photo on the left with Clark College President Bob Knight,
is currently a professor of public service at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of
Government and director of its Center for Public Leadership. He is also editor-at-large
for U.S. News & World Report.
Richard Clarke, former counterterrorism czar and author of “Against All Enemies,”
spoke at Clark College as the college’s Distinguished Lecturer during the 2006-2007 academic year .
The Clark College Distinguished Lecturer during the 2005-2006 academic year was Dr. Jeffrey
Wigand, the former tobacco industry executive who blew the whistle on the industry's health
safety issues in a landmark "60 Minutes" interview and became the basis for Russell
Crowe's character in the film “The Insider.”