High-profile speakers on campus

  • Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, Feb. 13, 2018.
  • Charles Murray, author, Oct. 11, 2017.
  • Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Sept. 19, 2017.
  • Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Jan. 30, 2017.
  • Noam Chomsky, 2017, 2013. Political activism and language.
  • Ben Carson, Dec. 9, 2016. Republican presidential candidate.
  • David Horowitz, Nov. 30, 2016. Progressive censorship.
  • The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Nov. 16, 2016. Fifty years of civil rights leadership.
  • The Young Turks live broadcast, Oct. 3, 2016.
  • Tim Kaine, Sept. 13, 2016. Democratic vice presidential candidate.
  • Ben Shapiro, April 7, 2016. Free speech.
  • Cathy Young & Lauren Southern, March 28, 2016. Free speech.
  • Milo Yiannopoulos and Julie Bindel, Feb. 23, 2016. Feminism.
  • Bill Ayers and Dinesh D’Souza, Feb. 3, 2016. The fight between left and right.
  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Feb. 6, 2015.
  • Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 2016 spring commencement.
  • Izzy Ezegui, Nov. 20, 2014. Squad commander in the Israel Defense Forces.
  • Angela Davis, Jan. 21, 2013. Prison industrial complex.
  • Charles Murray & Jared Bernstein, Sept. 11, 2012. The Other America: Then & Now.
  • U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, Oct. 31, 2011, moving up the economic ladder.
  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, 2011 spring commencement.
  • U.S. Sen Rob Portman, R-Ohio, 2011 U-M Law School commencement speaker.
  • President Barack Obama, 2010 spring commencement.
  • Chief Justice John Roberts, Sept. 11, 2009.
  • President Bill Clinton, 2007 spring commencement.
  • President George H.W. Bush, 1991 spring commencement.