The Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders
The Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate, launched in 2007 and sponsored by Colgate's Parents' and Grandparents' Fund, has brought to campus notable individuals whose work has had a global impact. Encounters with these world leaders help students themselves to prepare for lives of leadership — to contribute to the advance of local community and global society alike.
Support the Series
Support this remarkable initiative, and ensure that Colgate students continue to engage with pivotal figures from the world stage. Make your gift today, and indicate Other – Global Leaders Series on your giving form.
Upcoming and Past Leaders
Since its inception in 2007, the series has brought world leaders to the Colgate University campus for lectures, conversations, and performances.
Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist, free press advocate, CEO of Rappler.com, and author of How to Stand Up to a Dictator, Colgate’s 2023 Summer Reading selection
October 28, 2023
Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre
April 15, 2023
Award-winning lawyer specializing in international law and human rights, and Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Acclaimed author and National Book Award winner
Friday, March 4, 2022
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and co-founder of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy
April 5, 2019