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March 30, 2021
Drew Gilpin Faust, U.S. historian and former Harvard president, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. She spoke on humility’s role in the work of becoming educated.
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February 23, 2021
Dr. Dambisa Moyo, a Zambian-born international economist who analyzes macroeconomics and global affairs, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. She spoke on the macroeconomic, geopolitical and social trends defining our world.
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January 26, 2021
David Epstein, investigative reporter and author, delivered Tuesday’s forum address.
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December 03, 2020
Ramona Hopkins, the 2019–20 Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, delivered a special forum address on Thursday.
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November 17, 2020
Ziauddin Yousafzai, educator and social activist, delivered the forum address on Nov. 17.
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October 20, 2020
Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, delivered Tuesday’s university forum. He spoke on the importance of an interfaith effort to achieve unity.
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September 29, 2020
Lawyer and political adviser Melody Barnes spoke about education, the implications of picking and choosing who will be educated and the ramifications of such choices for today's democracy during Tuesday’s forum via Zoom.
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July 20, 2020
This academic year, BYU's forum speakers will address the campus community on a variety of topics around the central theme of “What It Means to Be Educated." 
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February 25, 2020
The theme for the monthly Forums this year at BYU is “In search of democratic character," with "character" meaning the manners and virtues that enable communities and societies to function justly, according to BYU Academic Vice President Shane Reese.
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November 19, 2019
Henry Louis Gates Jr., an award-winning filmmaker, historian and journalist, delivered Tuesday’s campus Forum address about the role that the historical period of Reconstruction continues to play in the racial conversation of the country today.
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September 24, 2019
In Tuesday’s campus Forum, Hmong author Kao Kalia Yang discussed the power stories have to influence people’s lives.
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July 16, 2019
Christine Hurt, associate dean and professor at BYU Law, delivered Tuesday’s forum address in the de Jong Concert Hall about capital markets and human flourishing.
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May 28, 2019
Six times a year, BYU invites experts in their fields to deliver a Forum address on campus. These illustrious speakers address the campus community on a variety of topics around the central theme, "The Pursuit of Democratic Character."
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March 25, 2019
Dr. Sugata Mitra, professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, delivered the BYU Forum address on Tuesday. He spoke about his technology research and his vision for technology-integrated education in the future.
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January 28, 2019
Matt Luhn, a story and branding consultant for Pixar, delivered the BYU forum address on Tuesday. He discussed how to craft and tell stories, whether those stories are for a movie or for any other outlet.
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November 26, 2018
Christine Porath, associate professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, delivered the forum address on Tuesday. She shared research findings about civility, including why it is important and how we can achieve it.
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October 30, 2018
Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and bestselling author of Just Mercy, delivered the forum address at BYU on Tuesday. He discussed four ways we can create a more just nation.
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September 24, 2018
Judith Miller, adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, City Journal contributing editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter formerly with The New York Times, delivered the forum address on Tuesday. She discussed the current climate for newspapers and why journalism matters so much.
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