The purpose of Speaker Initiative is to provide the University of Michigan and surrounding community with a series of programs designed to foster discourse on a variety of subjects including politics, the arts, the humanities, religion, and science. By coordinating the efforts of dozens of individual campus groups, the Speaker Initiative accomplishes two major things: it brings informed programs to campus, and it presents those programs to a wide variety of individuals in and around the University community (at no charge to the student). Past featured lecturers have been James Carville, Gloria Steinem, Mohammed Bilal and Jennifer Jako.

For more information, contact uac.speaker@umich.edu.