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The Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor Program

Krista Tippett

2019 Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor Krista Tippett

Photo: Peter Beck

The Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor Program provides an opportunity for students and faculty to connect with prominent individuals whose lives and careers have had significant public impact and who have distinguished themselves in one or more forms of public service. Distinguished visitors help bridge the divide between knowing and doing and between theory and practice. The 10-week residency program allows distinguished visitors to reflect upon their work while offering a variety of venues to share their story with a new generation of leaders.

Residency includes

  • delivering the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor Lecture on Public Service and the University
  • leading a weekly discussion with undergraduate and graduate students on relevant civic and political topics
  • forging connections with faculty who have relevant disciplinary expertise
  • connecting with community partners and deepening the interplay between theory and practice
  • writing or researching projects

For more information about the Distinguished Visitor program, contact Jo Wong, Program & Organizational Effectiveness Director.

2019 Distinguished Visitor

Krista Tippett is a Peabody award-winning broadcaster, National Humanities Medalist, and New York Times bestselling author. She founded and leads The On Being Project, hosts the globally esteemed On Being public radio show and podcast, and curates the Civil Conversations Project, an emergent approach to conversation and relationship across the differences of our age. Krista grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, attended Brown University, became a journalist and diplomat in Cold War Berlin, and later received a Master of Divinity from Yale University. Her books include Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, and Einstein’s God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit.

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