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A Republican challenger to Donald Trump from last year’s election, the organizers of the Inauguration Day Women’s March, a correspondent from “The Daily Show” and MSBNC’s Joy Ann Reid are all coming to Hopkins this fall.

They’re on the roster for the university’s 50th annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, which brings big names to speak at free events on campus. (As a refresher, you might recall last year’s appearance from Sen. Bernie Sanders.)

This year’s series kicks off on Oct. 2 with visits from Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour, four strong and impressive women who organized the monumental Women’s March in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day this past winter. A month later, on Nov. 2, MSNBC political analyst and author Joy Ann Reid will come through to host a pertinent talk titled “Journalism in the age of fake news.”

Next is Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Nov. 13. Kasich was billed as a moderate conservative presidential candidate during last year’s pivotal presidential election, which he of course lost to the more outwardly extremist Donald Trump. And, of course, he’s still the governor of Ohio.

The last speaker in the series is comedian Hasan Minhaj, who’s worked as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” since 2014, and has his own standup special on Netflix. He’s stopping by on Dec. 2.

Hopkins threw together this video as a promo for the speaker series.

History has shown that these events get packed quickly since they’re ticketless and first-come, first-serve, so plan to get there early.

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Ethan McLeod

Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...