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Distinguished Speaker Series

Malvern's Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes thought-leaders to share their experiences with both the school and local community. In keeping with the tradition of Catholic education, Malvern encourages thoughtful inquiry and intelligent dialog. Topics may include, but are not limited to, education, creativity, leadership, faith, community, service and issues facing adolescents. The Series is also an opportunity for Malvern to work toward its vision to be one of the leading independent Catholic schools in the country. Specifically, the Series showcases the School's commitment to student-centered learning and the formation of leaders who are Augustinian, Globally Literate and Entrepreneurial.

Previous Speakers

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  • Chris Herren

    Our Fall 2018 Distinguished Speaker was Chris Herren, a former NBA professional basketball legend from Fall River, Massachusetts, and author of Basketball Junkie, a memoir in which he shares his story of abuse and recovery - an inspiring tale of a descent into addiction, a miraculous recovery, and his new life mission: to share his story with audiences in the hopes of reaching just one person and making a difference in their life.
  • General Stan McChrystal

    General Stan McChrystal visited Malvern Prep in April 2017 with special guest, New York Times columnist, Adam Bryant. General McChrystal, a retired four-star general, is the former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan and the former commander of the nation's premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).
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  • Darnell Moore

    Darnell Moore visited Malvern Prep in March 2018 as the keynote speaker for our first Diversity Conference - ST@MP (Seeking Truth at MP). Darnell Moore's advocacy centers on marginal identity, youth development, and other social justice issues in the U.S. and abroad.
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  • Dr. Samil Aledin

    Dr. Samil Aledin, a brand consumption researcher from Finland who studies how teenagers use brands in their daily lives, visited Malvern Prep in April 2016 to share his results of his international brand-bullying project with the Malvern community.
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  • Pablo Torre

    Pablo Torre, Senior Writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, visited Malvern Prep in March 2015 as part of the School's year-long investigation into the idea of "Creation."
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  • Judy Shepard

    Judy Shepard visited Malvern Prep in the Fall of 2015 to share her message of hope, acceptance, and love. Judy Shepard is an anti-hate crimes activist and mother of Matthew Shepard, a young man who was brutally attacked, and passed away, because he was gay. Judy Shepard is determined to use her grief over her son's death to make a difference - to do what she can to ensure that no parent will have to endure what she has.
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  • Platon

    Platon, world-renowned photographer, came to visit Malvern Prep in October 2014 as part of the School's year-long investigation into the idea of "Creation."
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  • Adam Bryant

    Adam Bryant visited Malvern Prep in March 2014. He is the best-selling author of The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed.
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  • Sir Ken Robinson

    Sir Ken Robinson came to visit Malvern Prep in October 2013. He gave a keynote presentation titled Leading a Culture of Innovation. Following, he and Trung Le, Principal Designer, Third Teacher + / Cannon Design, had a roundtable discussion on innovations in education.
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