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Distinguished Speakers

Distinguished Speakers

Capella University is dedicated to sharing inspiration and exchanging ideas. Throughout the year, we invite speakers, host events and bring some of today's most passionate talented, thinkers to our community.
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Featured Speaker

Salome Thomas-El

Principal Salome Thomas-El challenged Capella graduates during their 2011 commencement to use their knowledge to change their communities. Salome Thomas-El is a world renowned educator, motivator and author of a memoir, I Choose to Stay.

Senator Amy Klobuchar

Senator Amy Klobuchar charges us to have courage, and describes it as the ability to stand next to someone with whom you disagree, and find common ground.

Major L. Tammy Duckworth

Capella student and Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs shares her experience in the Iraq war.

David Gergen

Gergen spoke in honor of the establishment of Capella's School of Public Service Leadership. Gergen speaks about the critical role of leadership in today's world.

Bill George

Bill George talked about the qualities of leadership that each of us should cultivate.