Our Speakers — 2017-18 Season
Now in its 35th year, the Town Hall Lecture Series has brought engaging, insightful and informative speakers from across the world to audiences in North Platte, Nebraska. All lectures begin at 10:30 a.m. CST at the Neville Center, located at 301 East 5th Street.
JENNA BUSH HAGER
“A Morning With Jenna Bush Hager”
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
Jenna Bush Hager is the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. As a UNICEF volunteer, inner-city school teacher and a “Today” show correspondent, showing stories of everyday people doing terrific things, Hager has had ample experience seeing the best in human nature. Her message of compassion for supporting those in need inspires audiences to make a positive impact on their families, schools and communities.
“Around The World With Amelia”
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
Amelia Rose Earhart rose to fame after recreating the 1937 flight of her namesake. Her 28,000-mile flight around the world in a single engine aircraft became a symbol of determination, courage and empowerment for anyone who has ever decided to seek new horizons. Earhart has been named one of the “Top 10 Young Americans” by the U.S. Jaycees. Thousands have been impacted by her raw and charming leadership style and her contagious enthusiasm for action.
“The True Story Of Pablo Escobar”
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018
As a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Stephen Murphy and his partner, Javier Pena, targeted the world’s first narco-terrorist, Pablo Escobar, and the Medellin Cartel. Living and working alongside their Colombian National Police counterparts in Colombia, as well as with elite U.S. military units, the men’s efforts resulted in the dismantlement of the largest and most violent international drug trafficking organization of its time. The Netflix series, “NARCOS,” is based on their activities.
“An Iditarod Life”
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018
Dallas Seavey is a third-generation dog musher and four-time Iditarod champion. He holds the record for having the three fastest winning times in Iditarod history and has also won the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest, making him one of only six people ever to hold a title in both of the world’s two longest sled dog races.