Every year, the Foreign Affairs Symposium at Johns Hopkins brings an exciting group of speakers to campus for a series of free lectures open to the public. This year, the group of invitees is particularly exciting — particularly since at least one of them can’t even step foot in the United States.
Piper Kerman, Feb. 10 – The woman whose book inspired the hit show Orange Is the New Black is now a prison advocate and writing teacher.
Edward Snowden, Feb. 17 – The infamous NSA leaker will be appearing at Hopkins via a videolink from his undisclosed location in Russia. Kinda sounds like the start to a great spy movie, don’t you think?
Naomi Klein, Feb. 23 – As an author and activist, Klein has spent years critiquing the system. Listening to her talk during a presidential election year sounds particularly promising.
Ezra Klein, March 9 – Millennial wunderkind and pollster extraordinaire, Klein will also presumably have a lot to say about how the election is shaping up.
This year, the speaker series will feature two additional events
Panel on the Future of Policing in America, March 22 – A discussion featuring journalists, activists, and Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis.
World Bicycle Relief, Apr. 7 – An event celebrating this non-profit, which distributes bikes in rural Africa.