David Letterman has brought top leaders in the media, business and academia to Ball State through a gift he made to the university in 2007.
The David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series lets Ball State students and the broader community learn from industry leaders about communication and technology trends and how they are changing society.
The series kicked off in 2009 with guest lecturer Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Since then, the series has attracted Fortune 500 company executives, technological innovators, world-renowned journalists, and more.
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Future Today Institute
The Daring Project
Cisco Systems Inc.
Eric King Watts
associate professor of media and technology studies
University of North Carolina
social media agent
United Talent Agency
Jennifer Siebel Newsom
futurist-in-residence and columnist
The New York Times and MSNBC
Joe Hight and Yvette Walker
The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com
Burberry Group PLC (later Apple Inc.)
American Story with Bob Dotson
The Rachel Maddow Show
founder and president
Stuart N. Brotman Communications
vice president of information, security and privacy
The Washington Post Co.
chief creative officer
Kathleen Hall Jamieson
The Annenberg Public Policy Center
sportswriter and analyst
Edward James Olmos
actor and activist
Stand and Deliver, Blade Runner
The Art of Innovation