Through the voices of renowned agents of change, the current Bucknell Forum series, Revolution Redefined, will explore social change and how it has — or has not — evolved over time, as well as how individuals can grow to become global citizens who make meaningful, lasting impacts on society in a variety of ways.

Recent Speakers

Funny Woman

Ellie Kemper

Ellie Kemper, star of ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' sat down with Bucknell Professor Sheila Lintott for the Bucknell Forum event on April 4.

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Finding Greatness


In the final Bucknell Forum talk of the spring semester, Academy Award-winning hip-hop recording artist, actor and activist Common shared his secret to achieving an extraordinary life.

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Ain't I A Woman?

Laverne Cox

"Orange is the New Black" actress and transgender activist Laverne Cox shared her journey to womanhood in the Bucknell Forum speaker series Revolution Redefined.

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Sowing the Seeds of Hope

World-renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall brought the crowd to its feet on Sept. 15, 2014, at the packed Bucknell Forum event.

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Past Speakers

Past Forums

Fall 2012 - Spring 2014

Dr. David Scadden '75

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Gillian Ferrabee

Neil Gaiman

P.W. Singer

Arianna Huffington

Rebecca Skloot

Baratunde Thurston

"un/real and un/true: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs"

Biz Stone

Fall 2010 - Spring 2012

Makoto Fujimura '83 and John Bravman

John Legend

Alumni panel

Kevin Clash

Jonah Lehrer

Brian Greene

Edwidge Danticat

Bernice Johnson Reagon

Neri Oxman

Dan Roam

Twyla Tharp

Spring 2009 - Spring 2010

Panel on civic engagement and humanitarian action

Jody Williams

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Doug Lebda '92

Howard Gardner

Niall Ferguson

Matthew Bagdanos '80

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

F.W. de Klerk

Fall 2007 - Fall 2008

Norman J. Ornstein

Panel of national pollsters

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Leonard Pitts Jr.

Barbara Ehrenreich

Distinguished panel of religion experts

Jim Cramer

Dr. Benjamin Barber

Panel of national political correspondents

Tim Russert


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