Past Presidential Colloquia

Since 2013, the Presidential Colloquium has brought internationally known thinkers to Hope to share their insights on the academy, leadership and global civic engagement.

2015 — David Brooks

Author and New York Times Columnist
“The Value and Relevance of a Faith-Based Liberal Arts Education in the 21st Century”

David Brooks speaks at Hope College

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2014, Fall — Scott Aughenbaugh

Center for Strategic and International Studies
“Our World in 2035: Seven Revolutionary Trends That Will Change Everything”

 Scott Aughenbaugh Presidential Colloquium

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2014, Spring — Profesor H. Russel Botman

Rector and Vice Chancellor, Stellenbosch University
“Our World in 2035: Seven Revolutionary Trends That Will Change Everything”

Professor H Russel  Botman

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2013 — Dr. Richard Carwardine

President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford
"Abraham Lincoln and the Lessons of Leadership"

Dr. Richard Carwardine

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