The Speakers Bureau is an initiative launched in 2018 that sends NYU graduate students and faculty to schools and community groups around the city to present on topics that are in their area of expertise and of interest. This initiative is meant to enhance ongoing K-12 and community programs by bringing the Kevorkian Center's resources off campus to connect with the wider community. Our speakers represent a wide variety of interests and topics, from the fundamentals of Islamic history to contemporary social, cultural, and political issues.
If you are an educator or a community leader in the greater NY area and interested in having a speaker from NYU visit your classroom or group, please fill out the following Google Form here and see our Speaker bios below to get a sense of what topics we may cover. If the topics you are interested in do not appear in the list of interests below, our staff can still help you find a speaker who fits your interests. Please email our Associate Director James Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
If you are an Associate or Affiliated Kevorkian and Middle East and Islamic Studies faculty and/or graduate student interested in participating as a guest speaker to give lectures and lead classes at the K-12 level on topics of their liking -- from Islamic history to contemporary social, cultural and political issues in the Middle East at our local K-12 schools and community groups, please fill out the following Google Form here. Please note that participants will receive an honorarium.
Educators/Community Leaders: Link to Google Form to request speaker
Faculty/Students: Link to Google Form to become a speaker