Bernie Sanders to speak at Johns Hopkins on Nov. 17

U.S. senator, former presidential candidate to visit as part of MSE Symposium

Bernie Sanders

Image caption: Bernie Sanders campaigns for president in May 2016 in Vallejo, California.

Credit: Shelly Provost

U.S. senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will visit Johns Hopkins University next month as part of the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium speaker series.

Sanders will speak on campus on Nov. 17, according to The News-Letter, JHU's campus newspaper. The event, co-hosted by JHU's student-run Foreign Affairs Symposium, will begin at 7 p.m. at JHU's Shriver Hall on the Homewood campus. It is free and open to the public.

Established in 1967, the MSE Symposium is a lecture series entirely run by Hopkins' undergraduates. These fall semester events present issues of local, national and global importance to the university and surrounding communities. Notable past speakers include Jesse Jackson, Tyra Banks, and the late Maya Angelou.

The other upcoming speakers this fall are:

  • Oct. 20: DeRay Mckesson, a Black Lives Matter activist and Baltimore native
  • Oct. 26: Martine Rothblatt, lawyer and founder of Sirius Radio
  • Nov. 9: Nicholas Christakis, sociologist and physician