Keynote Speakers

The highlight of the Colloquium programming, Keynote Speakers attract large audiences and inspire evocative, thought-provoking discussion among attendees.




Jerry Pinkney

Tuesday, Feb. 2 | 5 p.m. | Zimmerman Recital Hall, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery.
"Imaginings: Art as a Manuscript"

Jerry Pinkney has illustrated more than 100 children’s books, winning the 2010 Caldecott Medal for his work on The Lion and the Mouse.

The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery at Lebanon Valley College is hosting the exhibition "Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings, An Artist’s Exploration of Images and Words," which explores Pinkney’s connection with literature and his creation of visuals that bring life to a story. Some of his other works included in the exhibition are from books such as Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Jungle Book, and The Tales of Uncle Remus.




Arn Chorn-Pond
Wednesday, March 23 | 6 p.m. | Lutz Hall, Blair Music Center
"Child of War, Man of Peace"
Arn Chorn-Pond is a renowned human rights activist, musician and Cambodian genocide survivor inspiring change with incredible stories of hope, endurance, and survival through the power of music. He is the subject of the Emmy-nominated documentary, "The Flute Player." Separated from his family and forced by the Khmer Rouge into a youth work camp, he survived the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime by playing revolutionary songs on the flute. Chorn-Pond has been honored with many awards, including the Reebok Human Rights Award, the Anne Frank Memorial Award, and the Kohl Foundation International Peace Prize. "Never Fall Down" is the achingly raw and powerful novel about his life, a child of war who becomes a man of peace, from National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick.

The keynote address will be followed by a concert at 7 p.m. More information to follow.




Dr. Allen C. Guelzo

Friday, April 15 | Sorrentino Gymnasium | Edward H. Arnold Sports Center
"Lincoln's Declaration of Economic Independence"
Dr. Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era, and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College. He is the author of numerous award-winning books, and his articles and essays have appeared in scholarly journals and national publications.

Dr. Guelzo will relate Lebanon Valley College's history to the story of higher education before, during, and after the Civil War in light of the reverberating influence of President Abraham Lincoln.

This event coincides with the 150th Anniversary of the College.