Speakers Program

The JSA Speaker Series

With our focus on Civic Engagement, Leadership and Responsibility, we believe it is vital to the learning process to provide the students at all of our summer programs access to some of the most dynamic and influential leaders in American society today. These accomplished individuals not only present students with real world perspectives, they also enable students to directly connect with, and relate to, those who most embody leadership in thought, action and civic duty. The Speakers Program is an essential part of the JSA experience!

We are deeply grateful to the officials, honored dignitaries and leading citizens who take time to share their perspective on America with JSA Summer School students.

Following is just a partial list of the distinguished individuals who have spoken at a JSA Summer Program.

Barack ObamaGeorge H.W. BushBill Clinton
Dick CheneyNancy PelosiChuck Hagel
John KerryColin PowellCondeleeza Rice
Antonin ScaliaAnthony KennedyWilliam Cohen
Ron PaulLeon PanettaNewt Gingrich
John ConyersBrent ScowcroftBarney Frank
Dianne FeinsteinMadeleine AlbrightOlympia Snowe
Orrin HatchKarl RoveAlberto Gonzalez
Ari FleischerHarriet MiersNorman Mineta
Janet RenoAndrew CardLoretta Sanchez
Michael McCurryAnn VenemanBarbara Boxer
Bill FristJohn KasichTrent Lott
Kay Bailey HutchinsonDick GephardtJohn Warner
Judy WoodruffRobert NovakChuck Todd
Josh BoltonLuke RussertKenneth Starr
Milton FriedmanHarry WuEd Meese