Speakers series announces lineup

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By PATRICIA DONOVAN
Published: Aug. 4, 2011

The 25th anniversary edition of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series once more will offer Western New York audiences a varied program of speakers on topics ranging from a decade of warfare to human rights advocacy, medical research and off-beat humor.

The speakers will be former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates; actor, author and medical research advocate Michael J. Fox; Judy Shepard, activist, author and mother of Matthew Shepard, the victim of a notorious 1998 gay hate crime; award-winning CNN correspondent Soledad O’Brien; Ireland’s former president and international human rights commissioner, Mary Robinson; and Seth McFarlane, voice actor, singer and creator of the animated television hit series “Family Guy” and “American Dad.”

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