Monday, September 24 – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The series opens with a conversation with one of today’s most contentious public figures, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Iranian President has graciously agreed to come speak to students, faculty, and invited guests in between sessions at the United Nations. Ahmadinejad is infamous for his volatile public statements calling for the destruction of the Israeli state and doubting the Holocaust’s existence. A light reception will follow the talk.
Wednesday, October 17 – Terrell Owens
The Dallas Cowboys receiver and long-time
Friday, November 9 – Attila the Hun’s Ghost
Monday, Novemer 26 – Tommy McAvoy
Columbia is thrilled to have Tommy McAvoy as a part of its Controversial Speaker Series. Mr. McAvoy is perhaps best known for his year-long reign of terror over Miss Gunderson’s second grade class in Pinebrook Elementary. In addition to a discussion about his fall from power following a disappointing puberty, the 1991 Bully of the Year will be collecting all past due milk money. Punch and knuckles sandwiches will be served.
Tuesday, December 18 – General Zod
Despite vocal protests by the Daily Press,
By CS Van Orden