Whitworth President's Leadership Forum: Fall 2021
The Whitworth President's Leadership Forum series brings speakers and artists to Spokane who represent a broad range of voices, perspectives and ideas. Whitworth is confident that we are sharpened by rigorous and open intellectual inquiry and by engagement with the broadest spectrum of thought. This confidence motivates Whitworth to lead the way in inviting speakers and artists who can help our community engage in critical and careful thinking, civil discourse, and effective action.
We hope you will join us as we welcome Robert M. Gates in September and Leslie Odom, Jr. in October.
Whitworth University welcomes Robert M. Gates, former director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense (2006-2011), as one of the featured speakers for the fall President's Leadership Forum. The title sponsor is Wells Fargo.
Wednesday, Sept. 29
Spokane Convention Center
Seating is limited. Pre-registration required. Registration will close Sept. 24.
Programming Note: Gates has agreed to replace former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who had to cancel her appearance due to circumstances unrelated to any personal illness or local COVID-19 concerns.
Whitworth University, in partnership with the Spokane Symphony, is pleased to announce award-winning vocalist, songwriter, actor and author Leslie Odom, Jr. will perform at Whitworth's fall President's Leadership Forum Concert.
The title sponsor is Wells Fargo.
Friday, Oct. 15
Fox Theater – 1001 W. Sprague Ave.
Seating is limited. Tickets required.
- Bob Woodward, fall 2019
- Colin Powell, fall 2018
- Katherine Boo, spring 2018
- Michael Lewis, fall 2017
- Fareed Zakaria, fall 2016
- Steve Case, spring 2016
- David Brooks, fall 2015
- Bryan Stevenson, spring 2015
- Condoleezza Rice, fall 2014
- Mark J. Sullivan, spring 2014
- Doris Kearns Goodwin, fall 2013
- Kathleen McCartney, spring 2013
- George F. Will, fall 2012