Global Summit

The Jefferson Educational Society invites speakers from around the world to speak on a broad range of globally important issues each year as part of our Global Summit Speaker Series.
To learn more about the Global Summit scheduled in 2021 to be held on May 13 - 21, please click here to download the Global Summit XII lineup and Membership Brochure.
To register for Global Summit events, call us at 814.459.8000 or click on the events that interest you below to sign up online.
Check back here in mid-March for event locations and other details.


Thu 13 May

Living My Dream: 50 Years as an Artist

Featuring: Synthia  Saint James
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri 14 May

The Impact of Systemic Racism in Communities of Color

Featuring: Clayola Brown
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sun 16 May

The New Deal to Great Society: FDR and LBJ

Featuring: Doris Kearns Goodwin
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Mon 17 May

An Exclusive Conversation with President George W. Bush

Featuring: George W. Bush
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tue 18 May

History and Role of First Ladies

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed 19 May