Visiting Speakers

From world-renowned authors to scientists performing cutting-edge research, each year Greenwich Academy hosts distinguished speakers from all over the world. Students in all three divisions have the opportunity to learn from scholars and experts representing a breadth of disciplines. Through these experiences, the students are able to supplement their classroom learning, understand diverse viewpoints, and perhaps even discover a new interest. Each year Greenwich Academy also hosts several guests artist in dance and visual arts.

Past speakers include:

Kwame Alexander

Newbery Medal winner

Benedict Carey

New York Times science reporter

L. Scott Frantz

Connecticut State Senator

Harold Holzer

Abraham Lincoln/Civil War Scholar

Adam LeWinter

Extreme Ice Survey team member

Nicholas Kristof

Pulitzer Prize winner

Dr. Janna Levin

Physics/Astronomy Professor, Barnard

R.J. Palacio

NY Times best-selling author

Julie Foudy


Sarah Kay

Spoken word poet

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

NY Times best-selling author

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal

Director, Personal Robots Group, MIT

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Author, VP, Scholastic Books

Katherine Applegate

Newbery Award winner

Gail Collins

NY Times Op-Ed Columnist

Dan Gutman

Children's Author

Sue Bird

Olympian and WNBA Star

Dr. Frances Jensen

Neurologist, author

Tom Scott

Nantucket Project founder

Dahlia Lithwick

Journalist, writer

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