With a 30-year history of intellectual discourse, The Learning Society brings James Comey to Charlotte in March


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.

Queens University of Charlotte and The Learning Society host NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly, as he speaks about his life story, perseverance, leadership and his historic year-long space expedition. The event took place in the Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts on Feb. 28, 2017. Photo by Tricia Coyne

A few of the most notable previous speakers include:

  1. Scott Kelly, history-making US astronaut (pictured above)
  2. Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State
  3. Atul Gawande, acclaimed author, surgeon and professor
  4. Salman Rushdie, author and novelist
  5. 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!
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  1. crazy to host this criminal. lying leaker deep state agent. Ethics? he has not ethics and the Belk should be ashamed to host this loser

  2. Folks don’t even realize they’ve been played by the political apparatus (including the media) when it comes to Comey, the FBI and the DOJ. Both sides have moved to their corners and hear only what they want to hear. Those who’ve taken the time to understand what actually happened (not what has been fed to you) realize that even though they may disagree with some of the decisions he took (as I do), he made those decisions based on the facts in front of him and not to swing an election. If not, the seriousness of the Russian counterintelligence investigation would’ve been public long before the election. Go ahead and flame me now, that’s unfortunately how it works today. Deep state, blah, blah, blah…….

  3. I think that such problems are associated with a high level of public anxiety. I proposed my solution to this problem in an essay here
    . It seems to me that the government should pay more time to the problems of ordinary citizens.


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