This post is brought to you in partnership with Queens University.
The Learning Society of Queens University of Charlotte celebrates 30 years of bringing leading thinkers and doers to our doorsteps. Renowned authors, journalists, scholars, entrepreneurs, social activists and more have shared their knowledge and life experiences with Queens students and the greater Charlotte community.
A few of the most notable previous speakers include:
- Scott Kelly, history-making US astronaut (pictured above)
- Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State
- Atul Gawande, acclaimed author, surgeon and professor
- Salman Rushdie, author and novelist
- Carly Fiorina, first female CEO of a Fortune500 company
Through their dedication to thought leadership and intellectual discourse, the Learning Society has broadened our worldview through face-to-face, unfiltered dialogue with diverse, compelling — and sometimes provocative — speakers.
This spring’s speaker is no different. Former FBI Director James Comey will be in Charlotte on March 26 to engage with students and speak at a public, evening event at Belk Theater.
A central figure in recent political controversy, Comey has had a seasoned legal career in both the private and public sectors. He oversaw the federal response to mass shootings in San Bernardino on December 2015 and at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in June 2016. He is also the author of #1 New York Times best-seller “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership.” No matter your political views, Comey’s focus on ethics and leadership during his experience in government will prove to be food for thought and give insight into the biggest decisions in his career. You don’t want to miss your chance to hear directly from Comey!
What you need to know to attend:
An Evening with James Comey
Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Tickets are $25-$65. Tickets are selling quickly!