Comedian Hasan Minhaj, Ohio Gov. John Kasich to present at Hopkins speaker series

“The Daily Show’s” Hasan Minhaj, MSNBC host Joy Ann Reid, the organizers of the Women’s March, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will all come to the stage this fall as a part of the Johns Hopkins University’s Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium for a mix of laughter and thought-provoking conversation.

The speaker and lecture series, which was established in 1967 to honor the university’s eighth president, is organized by undergraduate students and brings renowned speakers to the campus to discuss a myriad of national issues through varying perspectives.

The “Ladies of the Women’s March,” featuring activists and leaders Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour, will kick off the event on Oct. 2 at Hodson Hall auditorium, with each discussing the global event and protest that brought a half-million people to the nation’s capital.

Reid will host her talk “Journalism in the Age of Fake News” on Nov. 2 in Mudd Hall, and Kasich, who is serving his second term as the Ohio governor and ran for the Republican nomination for president last year, will give a talk called “Two Paths: America United or Divided” on Nov. 13 in Hodson Hall auditorium.

Minhaj, a comedian and actor who debuted his Netflix stand-up special “Homecoming King” earlier this year, will speak at Hopkins on Dec. 6 at a location to be determined.

Each event will begin at 8 p.m. and is free to the public. Tickets are required and available through a raffle for the Kasich and Minhaj shows only. For more information, visit


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