Assembly lineup a mix of art, analysis

Exeter speaker roster confirmed for winter term.

December 14, 2022


A blend of artists and analysts will grace Exeter’s Assembly Hall stage during winter term as guest speakers.

Each term, the academy hosts a variety of voices and perspectives to share at all-school assembly. Past speakers have included Nobel laureates, Pulitzer winners and civil rights pioneers. Although this winter’s roster may not feature any one speaker as star-spangled as that, the list promises to engage, entertain and push students past their comfort zones. All Exeter assemblies can be viewed live or on-demand here.

Among this term’s assembly speakers are:

  • Adolphus G. Belk, Jr., a political analyst and professor of political science and African American studies at Winthrop University and a leading researcher of white nationalism in American government and politics. Jan. 13.
  • Safia Elhillo, a Sudanese-American poet known for her written and spoken poetry. She is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Jan. 20.
  • Jane Holl Lute, an American diplomat and national security expert and a former deputy secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 through 2013. Jan. 27.
  • The Whiffenpoofs, Yale University’s famed all-male a cappella group, the world's oldest. Jan. 31.