New Jersey Speakers Series

Join us for the New Jersey Speakers Series – seven powerful and memorable evenings guaranteed to enlighten and inform. The series is tailor-made for those who are open-minded yet discerning, constantly seeking new and enriching experiences. The New Jersey Speakers Series is the perfect forum to enjoy some of the world’s most celebrated and influential personalities of our time as they challenge your mind, enlarge your world and make you laugh.

Each lecture is followed by a spirited Q&A period when the speaker addresses questions from the audience.

JUST ANNOUNCED: The 2018 - 2019 New Jersey Speakers Series!

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James Comey
Former Deputy U.S. Attorney General and FBI Director (2013-2017)

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

Spend an evening of conversation with former FBI Director James Comey as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Comey was appointed Deputy U.S. Attorney General by President George W. Bush. Appointed FBI Director in 2013 by President Obama, he served until 2017 when fired by President Trump amidst political storms regarding the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Spend an evening of conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Her book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln served as the basis for Steven Spielberg’s 2012 hit film Lincoln. She has also written biographies on Presidents Johnson, Kennedy, Theodore Roosevelt, and Taft.

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Gloria Steinem
Journalist and political activist

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

Spend an evening of conversation with Ms. magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Steinem is a nationally recognized icon of the women’s liberation movement. A journalist and political activist, she was a columnist for New York magazine and co-founded Ms. magazine in 1972. Steinem has co-founded many organizations to advocate for women’s issues, including the Women’s Media Center.

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Jeb Bush

Florida's first-ever two-term Republican Governor (1999-2007)

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Spend an evening of conversation with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Florida’s first-ever two-term Republican governor, Bush served in that position from 1999-2007. In 2016, he was a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Bush serves as Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a national nonprofit organization he founded to transform education in America.

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Ian Bremmer

Founder of Eurasia Group

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

Spend an evening of conversation with Eurasia Group founder Ian Bremmer as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research firm, Bremmer provides analysis and expertise to diplomats and heads of state on how political developments and national security dynamics impact financial markets across the globe. He is regularly seen on CNN and the BBC and is a foreign affairs columnist for TIME.

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Bryan Stevenson
Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019

Spend an evening of conversation with Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

As founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson has challenged bias in the criminal justice system and helped achieve court decisions that prohibit sentencing children to death or life imprisonment without parole. His memoir, Just Mercy, was on TIME magazine’s “10 Best Books of Nonfiction.”

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Jay Leno
The former host of The Tonight Show

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Spend an evening of conversation with comedian and television host Jay Leno as part of the New Jersey Speakers Series, seven powerful and enlightening programs presented by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

After performing stand-up comedy for years, Leno became the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno after Johnny Carson’s retirement in 1992. Leno dominated the late-night TV ratings for more than two decades. He hosted his last episode of The Tonight Show in 2014. He currently hosts Jay Leno’s Garage on CNBC.


 

RENEWING SUBSCRIBERS

Before you order, please note:

  • Any changes to your renewal subscription need to be made either by phone (1-888-696-5722) or by mail.
  • If submitting your changes by mail, It is recommended you use the renewal form that was previously mailed to you, and return it along with your written changes in the courtesy reply envelope that was provided.
  • Your credit card will be charged at the time your order is placed.
  • If no changes are being made to your subscription, your seats will also be renewed.
  • Speakers Series subscription tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.
  • If renewing online, you will be charged an additional $2.50 online ordering fee.
  • The email address found on your order form is associated with your subscription seats and must be used when renewing online.
  • To renew your subscription, click the link below. You will be taken to the account manager page to log in. After logging in you will be able to make an online payment, securing your seats for the 2018-2019 season. Hint: If there was an email address on your renewal order form, please use it to access your account.

NEW SUBSCRIBERS

Before you order, please note:

  • Your credit card will be charged at the time your order is placed. Your seats will be selected at a later date.
  • A $30 per order handling charge and NJ state sales tax will be added to your order.
  • Speakers Series subscription tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.
  • When ordering online, please disregard the seat number displayed on the “Review Your Seats” page when it appears. You actual seat number will be printed on your ticket(s), which will be mailed in September. Only tickets ordered ten or fewer days from the first lecture will be held at the box office will call. All other tickets will be mailed.
  • If you have specific seating requests, please subscribe by calling 1-888-696-5722 or by submitting your order by mail to NJ Speakers Series, NJPAC Ticket Services, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102.                                                                                   

Series sold by subscription only. Tickets to individual lectures are not for sale.

Pricing

Open Seating tickets @ $285 each

Bronze Reserved Seating tickets @ $315 each

Silver Reserved Seating tickets @ $375 each

Gold Reserved Seating tickets @ $435 each*

Platinum Reserved Seating tickets @ $485 each*

*Reserved seats in the orchestra are held only until 8 pm

Please add 6.625% sales tax + $30 handling to your order.

Tickets may not be available at all price levels and sections. 

Prices listed are for one ticket for all lectures.

Seating Chart

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