On an autumn night in 2002, Robert Morris University launched its Pittsburgh Speakers Series at Heinz Hall with a lecture by Benjamin Netanyahu. Then between terms as prime minister of Israel, Netanyahu gave an impassioned address — one that drew its fair share of protestors — calling on America to attack Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein from power.
Few of the 70 speakers who have been a part of the Pittsburgh Speakers Series since that night are as controversial. But each has been just as memorable and thought-provoking.
For ten years, RMU has been inviting important personalities to town to share their views and engage in discussions with audiences interested in the world and eager to learn more. The series has welcomed winners of the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes, world leaders, statesmen, distinguished journalists, authors, and other celebrities to enlighten, inspire, and entertain audiences with their diverse opinions and profound insights.
The university is proud to be a part of elevating public dialog in our community. We thank the subscribers who have made our first ten years of Pittsburgh Speakers Series a great success. And we look forward to many more scintillating seasons to come.