• David Brooks - OpEd Columnist, New York Times; Political/Social Analyst, "PBS NewsHour" and NPR's "All Things Considered"
  • Laura Bush - First Lady of the United States, 2001-2009; Advocate for Education, Health Care and Human Rights
  • Blake Mycoskie - TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver; Author of the 2012 UB Reads Selection: "Start Something That Matters"
  • Walter Mosley* - Novelist and Social Commentator
  • Steven Pinker - World Renowned Cognitive Scientist
  • Steve Martin - Actor, Comedian, Author, Playwright, Producer and Musician

* Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Speaker