Distinguished Speakers

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Distinguished Speakers Officers 2020-2021

Distinguished Speakers is the premier student-run speaker series at The University of Texas at Austin.  We help broaden students’ horizons and educate them on issues that impact their lives through speakers, panels, forums and debates that cover current social, political, cultural and ethical topics.

Recent Speakers

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Antoni Porowski (October 2020)

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An Exploration of Hinduism (September 2020)

Image showing the Zoom event featuring "Hamilton" stars Jonathan Groff and Christopher Jackson along with Distinguished Speakers officers

Hamilton Panel ft. Jonathan Groff and Christopher Jackson (November 2020)

"Hodor is Coming" poster, featuring an image of Game of Thrones star Kristian Nairn and event details

Hodor is Coming: An Evening with Kristian Nairn (October 2019)

Event image showing activist Sybrina Fulton, along with details about the event

An Evening with Sybrina Fulton - Mother of Trayvon Martin (September 2019)

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Meetings: Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm

Fall 2021, we're meeting in the Texas Union Quadrangle Room (UNB 3.304). Spring 2022, we'll meet in the Texas Union Eastwoods Room (UNB 2.102)!

Distinguished Speakers logo, featuring a microphone with the letters "DS"

Chair: Zenith Jahid

Advisor: Staci Rende