Center for Civic Leadership

Events and Speakers

Every year, the Center for Civic Leadership organizes a wide variety of events for the Benedictine community, bringing speakers of local, national, and even international renown to campus. The following photos show just a few of the many intellectually provocative speakers who have visited Benedictine University through the Center's sponsorship.
  • Barack Obama (then-U.S. Senator from Illinois)
    Barack Obama
  • Peter Bergen (CNN national security analyst)
    Peter Bergen
  • Anne Burke (Illinois Supreme Court Justice)
    Anne Burke
  • Marian Wright Edelman (Pres., Children's Defense Fund)
    Marian Wright Edelman
  • Paul Rusesebagina (Rwandan human rights activist)
    Paul Rusesebagina
  • Bob Woodward (journalist, The Washington Post)
    Bob Woodward

"In each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation."

–John Fitzgerald Kennedy