• Karl Rove - Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush
  • Wesley Clark - Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and 2004 Presidential Candidate
  • Khaled Hosseini - Best-Selling Author of the UB Reads 2008 Book Selection: "The Kite Runner"
  • Jon Stewart - Host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show"
  • Donna Brazile* - Chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute
  • Anna Quindlen - Newsweek Columnist, Social Critic and Author
  • Bill Nye - Scientist, Comedian and Author

* Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Speaker