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Past Speakers

The Allan P. Kirby Center Lecture Series brings leading voices in free enterprise and entrepreneurship to the Wilkes University campus and northeastern Pennsylvania. Past speakers include:


Jerry Greenfield
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
Social Responsibility, Radical
Business Philosophy & Free Ice Cream 
Andy McKelvey
Owner - Monster.com
 How to Be an Entrepreneur

John Stossel
Reporter - ABC
Free Enterprise and Its Enemies 


Tom Scott
Co-Founder and CEO
Nantucket Nectars and Plum TV
 The Journey of the Entrepreneurial Spirit
Polly LaBarre
Former Senior Editor
Fast Company Magazine
Mavericks at Work 
George Pataki
Governor - State of New York
National Cry for Political Leadership 

Robert Novak
Founding Commentator - CNN
Election 2008 Overview 
 Lillian Vernon
Lillian Vernon Companies
A Conversation with Lillian Vernon
 J.C. Watts
Former Congressman
State of Oklahoma

 Martin Eberhard
Founder/Former CEO - Tesla Motors
Building a Culture of Innovation:
From E-Books to Electric
Cars to ???

Ken Schmidt
Former Director of Communications
Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
 Make Some Noise,
Turning Around A Brand
Kristopher B. Jones
Former President and CEO


Cal Thomas
Syndicated Political Commentator
Values and the Free
Enterprise System
Walter Williams
Economic/Political Commentator
The Legitimate Role of Government
in a Free Society
Lawrence W. Reed
President of the Foundation
for Economic Education

Dinesh D'Souza
Author and Political Analyst
Why America is Loved,
Why America is Hated


Tom Szaky

Founder and CEO Terracycle Inc.  

Gary Hirshberg
CEO - Stonyfield Farm
Chairman - Climate Counts
Win-Win: Why 'Good for All' will Save the Planet
   Linda Rottenberg  Linda Rottenberg
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Co-Host of CNBC's Squawk Box
"Too Big to Fail"
Capitalism on the Brink
The Inside Story
Linda Rottenberg
CEO and Co-founder
of Endeavor

"Reclaiming the American Dream:
Getting Back Our Entrepreneurial Spirit

Jonah Goldberg
Bestselling Author
Widely Syndicated Columnist

Jack Uldrich
Renowned global futurist and author
"Why Future Trends Will Demand Unlearning"


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