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SPEAKER SERIES

SPEAKER SERIES

LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP FROM OUR GUEST SPEAKERS

The NSLS Speaker Series is both a platform and an experience. We invite prominent figures to share their personal stories of leadership and success with our community. Students get the rare opportunity to ask our guests questions both in person and virtually, by submitting questions in advance. We thoughtfully select our guest speakers from among the most respected in their fields including: business, media, entertainment, publishing, sports, politics, health, technology and more.

2020 - 2021 SCHOOL YEAR BROADCASTS

Each year we welcome speakers for an interactive live talk, including Q&A, trivia, live polls and prizes. Each event is recorded and archived so members can watch at a later time.

Neil Patrick Harris, Actor, Producer, Author

September 29, 2020

Neil Patrick Harris

Actor, Producer, Author

Tanya Acker, Attorney, commentator, TV personality

October 6, 2020

Tanya Acker

Attorney, commentator, TV personality

Jack Black, Actor, comedian, singer and songwriter

October 13, 2020

Jack Black

Actor, comedian, singer and songwriter

Bill Nye, Scientist, television presenter & mechanical engineer

October 20, 2020

Bill Nye

Scientist, television presenter & mechanical engineer

Matthew McConaughey, American actor and producer

October 28, 2020

Matthew McConaughey

American actor and producer

TBD

Past NSLS Presenters and Thought Leaders

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the Obama Foundation, best-selling author, businesswoman

Valerie Jarrett

Senior Advisor to the Obama Foundation, best-selling author, businesswoman

Tiki Barber, Retired All-Pro NFL football player, broadcaster, businessman

Tiki Barber

Retired All-Pro NFL football player, broadcaster, businessman

Steve Madden, Business icon

Steve Madden

Business icon

Daniel Dae Kim, Actor, Producer

Daniel Dae Kim

Actor, Producer

Suze Orman, Renowned Financial Expert, TV personality

Suze Orman

Renowned Financial Expert, TV personality

Common, Grammy award-winning hip hop artist

Common

Grammy award-winning hip hop artist

Trevor Noah, The Daily Show host and best-selling author

Trevor Noah

"The Daily Show" host and best-selling author

Jesse Eisenberg, Actor and Playwright

Jesse Eisenberg

Actor and Playwright

Barbara Corcoran, Real Estate entrepreneur & star of Shark Tank

Barbara Corcoran

Real Estate entrepreneur & star of "Shark Tank"

Anderson Cooper, Emmy Award-winning television personality

Anderson Cooper

Emmy Award-winning television personality

Andy Cohen, Emmy and Peabody Award Winner

Andy Cohen

Emmy and Peabody Award Winner

John Leguizamo, Actor, Comedian and Author

John Leguizamo

Actor, Comedian and Author

Al Roker, NBC Today Show Host

Al Roker

NBC "Today Show" Host

Goldie Hawn, Actress, Producer and Philanthropist

Goldie Hawn

Actress, Producer and Philanthropist

Simon Sinek, New York Times and The Wall Street Journey best-selling author

Simon Sinek

"New York Times" and "The Wall Street Journey" best-selling author

Alton Brown, Best-selling author and host of Good Eats and The Next Iron Chef America

Alton Brown

Best-selling author and host of "Good Eats" and "The Next Iron Chef America"

Adam Grant, Wharton's top rated professor, best-selling author, Ph.D.

Adam Grant

Wharton's top rated professor, best-selling author, Ph.D.

Patch Adams, Healer, Teacher, Clown and Entertainer whose life story was the subject of the motion picture Patch Adams

Patch Adams

Healer, Teacher, Clown and Entertainer whose life story was the subject of the motion picture Patch Adams

Arianna Huffington, Founder of the Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington

Founder of the Huffington Post

John Maxwell, Author and leadership expert

John Maxwell

Author and leadership expert

Carla Hall, Emmy-winning television personality, chef, best-selling author

Carla Hall

Emmy-winning television personality, chef, best-selling author

Jim Cramer, Host of CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer

Host of CNBC's "Mad Money" with Jim Cramer

Hill Harper, Star of CBS drama CSI, NY and Author

Hill Harper

Star of CBS drama CSI, NY and Author

Dan Harris, Anchor of ABC's News Nightline

Dan Harris

Anchor of ABC's "News Nightline"

Sir Richard Branson, Humanitarian, activist, adventurer and business icon

Sir Richard Branson

Humanitarian, activist, adventurer and business icon

Wendy Williams, Emmy-nominated host and New York Times best-selling author

Wendy Williams

Emmy-nominated host and "New York Times" best-selling author

Hillary Duff, Actress and humanitarian

Hilary Duff

Actress and humanitarian

Marcia Clarke, Attorney, author and television correspondent

Marcia Clark

Attorney, author and television correspondent

Carly Fiorina, Former Hewlett-Packard CEO

Carly Fiorina

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO

Nigel Barker, TV celebrity, author and philanthropist

Nigel Barker

TV celebrity, author and philanthropist

Dr. Oz, Emmy-winning television personality, doctor, best-selling author

Dr. Oz

Emmy-winning television personality, doctor, best-selling author

Scott Hamilton, Olympic champion, author, philanthropist

Scott Hamilton

Olympic champion, author, philanthropist

Arne Duncan, Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Arne Duncan

Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Rudy Guliani, 107th Mayor of New York City

Rudy Giuliani

107th Mayor of New York City

Dr. Drew, Doctor, addiction expert and best-selling author

Dr. Drew

Doctor, addiction expert and best-selling author

Mel Robbins, Talk radio and TV personality, host of A&W's Monster In-Laws and Author of Stop Saying You're Fine

Mel Robbins

Talk radio and TV personality, host of A&W's Monster In-Laws and Author of Stop Saying You're Fine

Robert Gates, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

Robert Gates

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

Jack Canfield, Best-selling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books

Jack Canfield

Best-selling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and author of Delivering Happiness

Tony Hsieh

CEO of Zappos.com and author of Delivering Happiness

Kat Cole, Group President of Focus Brands

Kat Cole

Group President of Focus Brands

Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS

Blake Mycoskie

Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS

Curt Menefee, Award-winning television personality

Curt Menefee

Award-winning television personality

Juju Chang, Co-anchor of ABC News' Nightline

Juju Chang

Co-anchor of ABC News' "Nightline"

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Rohit Bhargava

Best-selling author, international speaker, and professor

Alexis Jones, Celebrity speaker, TV host and social entrepreneur

Alexis Jones

Celebrity speaker, TV host and social entrepreneur

Wally Amos, Founder of Famous Amos Cookies

Wally Amos

Founder of 'Famous Amos' Cookies

Debbie Fields, Founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

Debbi Fields

Founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

Dr.Shefali, Clinical psychologist and best-selling author

Dr. Shefali

Clinical psychologist and best-selling author

Linda Papadopoulos, Renowned British psychologist and author of What Men Say, What Women Hear

Linda Papadopoulos

Renowned British psychologist and author of What Men Say, What Women Hear

Paul Orfalea, Founder of Kinko's, business leader and philanthropist

Paul Orfalea

Founder of Kinko's, business leader and philanthropist

Dr. Deepak Chopra, Best-selling author, doctor and public speaker

Dr. Deepak Chopra

Best-selling author, doctor and public speaker

Johnathon Sprinkles, Three-time Honoree of the Top 10 Most Upstanding Men Alive award

Jonathan Sprinkles

Three-time Honoree of the Top 10 Most Upstanding Men Alive award

Vernice Armour, America's first African-American female combat pilot

Vernice Armour

America's first African-American female combat pilot

Slava Rubin, Co-founder of Indiegogo

Slava Rubin

Co-founder of Indiegogo

Marc Kielburger, Humanitarian, author and co-founder of Free the Children and Me to We

Marc Kielburger

Humanitarian, author and co-founder of Free the Children and Me to We

Tom Krieglstein, Renowned speaker, social media expert, entrepreneur and co-founder of Swift Kick and AlumniChoose.org

Tom Krieglstein

Renowned speaker, social media expert, entrepreneur and co-founder of Swift Kick and AlumniChoose.org

Jim Kouzes, Leadership scholar and co-author of best-selling book The Leadership Challenge

Jim Kouzes

Leadership scholar and co-author of best-selling book The Leadership Challenge