Past Speakers

The New Jersey Speakers Series presents some of the world’s most celebrated and influential personalities of our time, a virtual Who’s Who of National and global figures - heads of state, political leaders, newsmakers, innovators and cultural icons, each sharing their unique experiences and perspectives as they challenge your mind, enlarge your world and make you laugh. These are our past speakers:


John Kerry
Zanny Minton Beddoes
Bob Woodward
Douglas Brinkley
Peter Diamandis
Susan Rice
Jason Alexander


James Comey
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Gloria Steinem
Jeb Bush
Ian Bremmer
Bryan Stevenson
Jay Leno


David Cameron
Jeffrey Toobin
Cokie Roberts
Robin Wright
Rick Steves
Paul Nicklen
President Bill Clinton


Rita Moreno
Ehud Barak
Michele Norris, Jason Riley and Morris Dees
John Cleese
Martin Dempsey
Ted Koppel
Jon Meacham


Leon Panetta
Sanjay Gupta
Ken Burns
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Diana Nyad
Frank Abagnale
Michio Kaku


Madeleine Albright
Alan Alda
Steve Wozniak
Olympia Snowe
David Gergen
David McCullough
Dan Rather