New Jersey Speakers Series

Amidst the grand ambiance of NJPAC, join us for the New Jersey Speakers Series —  seven powerful and memorable evenings guaranteed to enlighten and inspire.

The New Jersey Speakers Series presents 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 session where the speaker answers questions from the audience.

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Monday - Friday: 9AM to 5PM
Saturday: 10AM to 2PM
Sunday: Closed

The 2019 - 20 New Jersey Speakers Series!


John Kerry
U.S. Secretary of State (2013-2017)

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

Kerry served as Secretary of State from 2013-2017, during President Barack Obama’s second term. Following a nearly 30-year tenure as a senator from Massachusetts, he became the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 2004.


Zanny Minton Beddoes
Editor-in-chief of The Economist

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

Named one of the “Most Powerful Women in the World” by Forbes, Beddoes is the first female editor-in-chief of The Economist, a post she has held since 2015. Prior to her 25-year tenure with The Economist, she was an economist at the International Monetary Fund.


Bob Woodward
Investigative journalist, The Washington Post

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

Woodward is associate editor of The Washington Post. He, along with Carl Bernstein, uncovered the Watergate scandal detailed in their Pulitzer Prize winning book, All the President’s Men. Woodward has written 19 best-selling books on American politics, most recently Fear: Trump in the White House.


Douglas Brinkley
American historian

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

Brinkley has written on a wide range of topics, including D-Day, Hurricane Katrina and the lives of Ronald Reagan, Bob Dylan and Walter Cronkite. Brinkley serves as CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and American Heritage.


Peter Diamandis
Founder of XPRIZE Foundation

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

Fortune magazine named Diamandis one of the “World’s Greatest Leaders.” A space entrepreneur turned innovation pioneer, he founded the XPRIZE Foundation to fund big-money competitions to inspire groundbreaking developments in science and technology, and to solve some of the planet’s most pressing challenges.


Susan Rice
Former National Security Advisor and U.N. Ambassador

Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020

Rice served as National Security Advisor from 2013 to 2017. She also served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013. Under President Clinton, Rice worked for the National Security Council and was Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.


Jason Alexander
Seinfeld’s George Costanza, actor and comedian

Thursday, Apr. 30, 2020

Alexander is best known for his role as George Costanza in the hit television series Seinfeld. Other well-known movie credits include Pretty Woman and Shallow Hal. He has had an active career on stage, winning a Tony Award as Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his role in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.

To place your New Jersey Speakers Series subscription order please call 1-888-MY-NJPAC from 9AM to 5PM Monday through Friday and 10AM to 2PM on Saturday.

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


Open Seating tickets @ $295 each

Bronze Reserved Seating tickets @ $325 each

Silver Reserved Seating tickets @ $385 each

Gold Reserved Seating tickets @ $445 each*

Platinum Reserved Seating tickets @ $495 each*

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

Please add 6.625% sales tax + $35 handling to your order.

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

Prices listed are for one ticket for all lectures.

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