Celebrity Forum Season of Stars
Presenting the 50th Annual 2017 – 2018 Celebrity Forum

Speakers' Line-up & Bios for the 2017 – 2018 Season
Celebrity Forum I (Friday) ) & II (Thursday)

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Joseph Biden
Joseph Biden
Oct. 19, 20
He was Vice President of the United States for eight years under President Barack Obama. He also served as a U.S. Senator from Delaware from 1973 until 2009. He had a reputation as a brainy and talkative expert on both domestic and international relations. He ran for U.S. President twice.
 
 
P.J. O'Rourke & Robert Reich
P.J. O'Rourke & Robert Reich
Nov. 30, Dec. 1
P.J. O'Rourke is a celebrated political satirist, journalist and die-hard Republican. He was editor of the National Lampoon, now writes for The Atlantic and has written several best-selling books. Robert Reich is a political commentator, professor, and author who served with Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. They will talk about current U.S. politics.
 
 
Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
Jan. 18, 19
An Intimate Evening with Jason Alexander is a mix of comedy, music and some surprising conversation with the award-winning star of stage and screen. Alexander will present a variety of topics for the audience to pick and choose, culminating in behind the scenes stories of his life, career and social activism. Or ask about anything you've always wanted to know and see if he can answer. Alexander has starred on Broadway, in hit films like Pretty Woman and Shallow Hal and, of course, Seinfeld. He is an actor, director, producer, writer, childrens' book author, award-winning magician, semi-pro poker player and social/political activist. It's all on the table and the conversation is completely in your control making for a once in a lifetime event.
 
 
Bob Ballard
Bob Ballard
Feb. 22, 23
A geologist and explorer, he is known for his historic discoveries of hydrothermal vents, the R.M.S. Titanic, the German battleship Bismarck, and numerous ancient shipwrecks around the world. He will take us on a mind-bending trip to hidden worlds underwater.
 
 
Bryan Stevenson
Bryan Stevenson
March 22, 23
Bryan A. Stevenson is an American lawyer, professor, social justice activist and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. He is a widely acclaimed public speaker and will talk about injustice.
 
 
Jill Biden, Ph.D.
Jill Biden, Ed.D.
*April 20, 21
Dr. Biden has dedicated her work to highlighting the importance of education, sacrifices made by military families, and issues surrounding women’s health. She manages all of this while continuing to teach as a full-time professor, and serving as Co-Chair of the Biden Cancer Initiative with her husband.