Past Speaker Pages

Michelle Alexander

Civil Rights Advocate, Legal Scholar

Michelle Alexander | October 2, 2012 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Karen Armstrong

Religious Historian

Karen Armstrong | October 8, 2009 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Lester Brown

Founder: Earth Policy Institute

Lester Brown | April 28, 2009 | October 6, 2013 | The Progressive Forum

Ken Burns

Acclaimed Documentary Filmmaker

Ken Burns | November 13, 2007 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Gail Collins

New York Times Columnist

Gail Collins | June 26, 2012 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Richard Dawkins

Evolutionary Biologist

Richard Dawkins | October 5, 2010 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Jared Diamond

Scientist, anthropologist, sociologist

Jared Diamond | Feb. 24, 2006 | InterContinental Hotel| The Progressive Forum

Sylvia Earle

Oceanographer

Sylvia Earle | April 5, 2011 | Wortham Center, Houston | The Progressive Forum

Elizabeth Edwards

Humanitarian

Elizabeth Edwards | May 21, 2008 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Tim Flannery

Scientist, Naturalist, Author

Tim Flannery | March 19, 2007 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Jane Goodall

Founder, Jane Goodall Institute

Jane Goodall | March 9, 2011 | Wortham Center, Houston | The Progressive Forum

AL Gore

Nobel laureate, Environmentalist

Al Gore | June 7, 2006 | Hobby Center | The Progressive Forum

Brian Greene

Theoretical Physicist

Brian Greene | September 29, 2009 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

James Hansen

Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

James Hansen | December 7, 2009 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Seymour Hersh

Investigative Journalist

Seymour Hersh | March 23, 2006 | InterContinental Hotel | The Progressive Forum

Arianna Huffington

Founder, The Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington | September 15, 2010 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Molly Ivins

Political Columnist

Molly Ivins| April 17, 2006 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Garrison Keillor

Master story teller

Garrison Keillor | February 19, 2007 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Environmental Activist

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. | November 5, 2012 | Wortham Center | The Progressive For

Joe Klein

Journalist, Columnist, Author

Joe Klein | April 12, 2007 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

George Lakoff

Cognitive Linguist

George Lakoff | February 28, 2008 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Richard Leakey

Paleoanthropologist, Conservationist, Statesman

Richard Leakey | October 28, 2010 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Rachel Maddow

TV Host, Author

Rachel Maddow | March 10, 2013 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Bill McKibben

Cofounder 350.org

Bill McKibben | April 21, 2014 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Bill Moyers

Leading Journalist

Bill Moyers | November 17, 2012 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives

Nancy Pelosi | June 12, 2009 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

T. Boone Pickens

Businessman, Energy Leader

T. Boone Pickens | March 29, 2009 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Michael Pollan

Journalist

Michael Pollan | October 27, 2011 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Robert Redford

Actor, Director, Environmentalist

Robert Redford | March 27, 2008 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Frank Rich

Columnist

Frank Rich | October 29, 2006 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Cecile Richards

President, Planned Parenthood Federation

Cecile Richards | January 27, 2014 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Ken Robinson

Creativity Expert

Sir Ken Robinson | March 20, 2012 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Barry Scheck

Cofounder of the Innocence Project

Barry Scheck | November 18, 2013 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Eric Schlosser

Investigative Journalist

Eric Schlosser | September 24, 2013 | September 30, 2010 | The Progressive Forum

Anna Deavere Smith

Writer, actor, and professor

Anna Deavere Smith | May 21, 2007 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

George Soros

Philanthropist and Financier

George Soros | September 7, 2006 | Hobby Center | The Progressive Forum

Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice

Sonia Sotomayor | January 22, 2013 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Gloria Steinem

Feminist, Activist, Writer

Gloria Steinem | September 17, 2007 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

John Paul Stevens

Retired Supreme Court Justice

John Paul Stevens | November 16, 2010 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Alice Waters

Restaurateur, Author, Activist

Alice Waters | February 27, 2012 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Larry Wilmore

The Daily Show "Senior Black Correspondent"

Larry Wilmore | February 25, 2009 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum

Edward O. Wilson

Biologist, Conservationist, Theorist

Edward O. Wilson | September 27, 2006 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum