Table Topics and Distinguished Hosts

  1. Michael Lynne ’61, Co-founder, New Line Cinema; Executive Producer, The Lord of the Rings; Co-founder, Unique Features 

  2. Leonard Lopate ’67, Host, WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show

  3. Marge Magner ’69, Founding Member, Brysam Global Partners; Chairman of the Board, Gannett, Inc.

  4. Maria Ann Conelli ’80, Dean, School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts, Brooklyn College; Former Executive Director, American Folk Art Museum

  5. Robert Cherry, Professor of Economics, Brooklyn College; Author, Moving Working Families Forward: Third Way Policies That Work

  6. Tania León, Distinguished Professor of Music, Brooklyn College; Conductor, “Inura” for voices, strings and percussion, performed by Son Sonora Ensemble and Dance Brazil Percussion, and nominated for a Grammy Award and a Latin Grammy Award for “Best Contemporary Classical Composition.”

  7. Scott Herman ’80, Executive Vice President of Operations, CBS Radio

  8. Martin D. Sass ’63, Chairman and CEO, M.D. Sass Investors Services

  9. Linda Konner ’72, President, Linda Konner Literary Agency, representing approximately 75 authors; Co-author, Why Can’t a Man Be More Like a Cat? and Your Perfect Weight

  10. Richard Frankel ’68, Theatrical Producer, The Producers, Hairspray, Stomp and many others; Owner, 54 Below nightclub

  11. Celia Costas, Executive Producer, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Wall Street II, Charlie Wilson’s War, Doubt and the upcoming August: Osage County

  12. Willie Hopkins, Dean, School of Business, Brooklyn College

  13. Kimberley L. Phillips, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Brooklyn College; Author, War! What Is It Good For?: Black Freedom Struggles & the U.S. Military From World War II to Iraq

  14. Myron Kandel ’52, Founding Financial Editor, CNN

  15. Stella Lagudis ’82, Managing Director, BNY Mellon – Global Strategic Sales

  16. Ted Liebowitz ’79, Serial Internet and Entertainment Entrepreneur; Executive Producer, Oscar-nominated The Illusionist; Broadway Producer, The Heiress and Cinderella; Founder, The Liebowitz Entrepreneur Program at Brooklyn College.

  17. Sarah Benson ’04, Artistic Director, Soho Repertory Theater; Recipient, Brooklyn College Alumni Association 2013 Young Alumna Award; and Judylee Vivier, Professor of Theater, Brooklyn College; Member, board of directors, Voice and Speech Trainers’ Association; Vocal Support/Warm-up Facilitator, Julius Caesar, BAM

  18. Eric Alterman, Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism, Brooklyn College; Columnist, The Nation; Author, The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism From Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama

  19. Ron Schweiger ’70, Brooklyn Borough Historian; President, Brooklyn College Alumni Association

  20. Moustafa Bayoumi, Professor of English, Brooklyn College; Author, How Does It Feel to Be a Problem: Being Young and Arab in America

  21. Ellen Tremper, Professor of English and Chair, Department of English, Brooklyn College; Author, “Who Lived at Alfoxton?”: Virginia Woolf and English Romanticism and I’m No Angel: The Blonde in Fiction and Film

  22. Anna Law, Kurz Professor of Constitutional Law, Political Science, Brooklyn College; Author, The Immigration Battle in American Courts; Former Program Analyst, United States Commission on Immigration Reform

  23. Stuart MacLelland ’87, Professor of Television and Radio, Brooklyn College; multiple camera and live event productions include award ceremonies and corporate functions, off-Broadway plays and musicals, concerts and sporting events

  24. Laura Tesman, Assistant Professor of Theater, Brooklyn College; Director, Anna Christie, Volupté, Nocturnal, Bound, Revolutions and Ti-Jean and His Brothers; Member, Lincoln Center Directors Lab

  25. Sarah Christman, Assistant Professor of Film, Brooklyn College; Director, As Above, So Below, official selection of the 2013 MoMA Documentary Fortnight


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