Recognizing the value of disparate voices, St. David’s offers students, parents, faculty members and the local community access to a wide variety of guest speakers. We invite leaders from the community and from across the country to speak to our students and parents about real life challenges to faith, virtue and knowledge and the rewards for choosing a virtuous life.
Our annual series helps ensure that our students have a well-rounded experience with direct access to some of the leading voices in our culture on major points of contemporary social debate. At St. David's we understand that we are, in fact, training tomorrow's cultural leaders. An enterprise of such importance requires that our students who are tomorrow's leaders have the opportunity to speak with, learn from, and engage the leaders of this generation. Our goal is to provide a framework that allows for students, parents and friends of St. David's to do all of this together as a learning community.
Speaker events are available to the public through our livestream. Times will be announced closer to the event.
- September 17 | Answering the Call to Public Service
- September 22 | WRAL-News Anchor Deborah Morgan -- Postponed
- December 3 | Delivering Health Care to North Carolinians
- POSTPONED | American Political Life
- POSTPONED | The Virtues of Diversity, Tolerance and Inclusion
- POSTPONED | The Vital Place of Black Colleges and Universities in American Life
- January 12 | Science, Higher Education and Public Policy
- January 28 | Public Service and Public Office: Why Political Life Matters
- February 22 | Courts, Justice and the People of North Carolina
- April 22 | Kelcey Carlson Symposium on Journalism and Ethics
Simply Speaking is an annual event produced and managed by student voluteers for our community. Guest speakers have presented on topics such as "Failure for Success" and "Making an Impact." Our 2020 presentations, featuring local entreprenuers Maggie Kane and Daniel Herrington, were held virtually, allowing the event to continue despite COVID-19 restrictions.