The Bucknell Forum

Since 2007, the Bucknell Forum speaker series has featured nationally renowned leaders, scholars and commentators who have examined various issues from multidisciplinary and diverse of viewpoints. || Previous events

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

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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Bucknell Forum Task Force

  • Ashli Baker, classics & ancient Mediterranean studies
  • Beth Bouchard, community leadership
  • Shana Ebright, communications
  • Colin Hassell '15
  • Andy Hirsch, communications
  • Chris Martine, biology
  • Mary Oluokun '16
  • Tia Stokes-Brown, political science
  • David Rovnyak, chemistry

The Bucknell Forum Task Force encourages Bucknellians to submit suggestions for speakers to

The Bucknell Forum is supported in part by a contribution from Parkhurst Dining Services.

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