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Visiting Speakers at the Upper School

The Visiting Speakers Program aims to expose Berkeley Carroll students to a diverse variety of authors, activists, scientists, artists, and political and cultural figures, who will inform and inspire them as they develop as critical, ethical and global thinkers.
Many of the speakers that come to Berkeley Carroll live and work in Brooklyn or other areas of New York City, but the world is our classroom — in recent years we have heard from speakers from as far away as Sierra Leone thanks to technology.

Past speakers include Dr. Mae Jemison, Noel Quiñones, Zach Wahls, Irshad Manji, Adam Foss, Helen Fields, 
Michael Arceneaux, Jelani Cobb, Jose Antonio Vargas, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Peter Johnson, Emily Bazelon, Yusef Salaam, Jennifer Finney Boylan, David Isay, Ishmael Beah, Everyone is Gay co-founders Danielle Owens and Kristin Russo,  Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair and Gyasi Ross.