Residency Conference Keynote

2021 Residency Conference Keynote

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The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies is pleased to welcome Guy Raz as the 2021 Residency Conference Keynote and Todd Lecture Series speaker. Mr. Raz is an acclaimed radio and podcast personality, described by The New York Times as “one of the most popular podcasters in history.” Perhaps his best-known show, How I Built This, features in-depth interviews with the world’s greatest innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. The show has been lauded by media outlets including the New York Times, Inc, Fortune, the Washington Post, and was recently named one of the ten podcasts that shaped the decade by Harper’s Bazaar. Raz has also been a featured guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon several times.

In addition to being the creator and host of "How I Built This," Guy is also the co-creator and co-host of NPR's first-ever podcast for kids, "Wow In The World," the creator and host of Spotify’s "The Rewind and Luminary’s Wisdom From The Top," and the co-creator and former host of NPR’s TED Radio Hour. His shows are heard by more than 19 million people each month around the world and he is the first person to ever have three shows in the top 20 on the Apple Podcast charts. His first book, How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs, was released on September 15, 2020. Based on his highly acclaimed podcast, the book offers
priceless insights and inspiration from the world’s top entrepreneurs on how to start, launch, and build a successful venture.

We invite the Norwich University community to attend this virtual event on Wednesday, June 23 at 7:00 PM.

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Past Residency Keynote Speakers

2020

Pete Smith, Author, International Speaker

2019

Carey Lohrenz, Author, Speaker; U.S. Navy (Ret.)

2018
​Vinh Giang, Magician and Entrepreneur | watch lecture

2017
Peter Singer, Senior Fellow at New America, Author | watch lecture

2016
Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace | watch lecture

2015
U.S. Army Lieutenant General Mark Bowman, Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber & Chief Information Officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff | watch lecture

2014
Condoleezza Rice, US Secretary of State | watch lecture

Todd Lecture Series

The Residency Conference Keynote is part of Norwich University’s Todd Lecture Series. Since 2008, the Todd Lecture Series has brought revered, provocative and surprising speakers to campus. With a single guest in the fall, a series of lectures in the spring and one in the summer—each selected and hosted by an academic college—each year the series covers a variety of themes while remaining free and open to the public and the students, faculty, and staff.

The Todd Lecture Series has brought revered, provocative and surprising speakers to campus. With a single guest in the fall, a series of lectures in the spring and one in the summer--each selected and hosted by an academic college--each year the series covers a variety of themes while remaining free and open to the public and the students, faculty, and staff. For more information and a list of past speakers, visit the website.