Guest Speakers

Every year our programs invite a special selection of guest speakers – successful men and women drawn from very different walks of life – to engage with students on a wide variety of political, economic, social, artistic, academic, and literary topics. 


Listed below are some of the speakers from recent summers.

Dr. Robert Klapper

Dr. Klapper is the Director of the Joint Replacement Program in Orthopaedic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. A leader in minimally-invasive surgical technique, Dr. Klapper holds six patents on specially designed instruments used in the procedure around the world. He was the orthopedic consultant to the television show ER and is the host of ESPN Radio’s Weekend Warrior show. A graduate of Columbia University, Dr. Klapper is also a published author, sculptor, and surfer.