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The UAlbany Student Association
The World Within Reach Speaker Series

  • Russell Simmons

    Russell Simmons

    ALBANY, NY (October 4, 2012) — Russell Simmons, hip hop mogul and co-founder of Def Jam Records headlines the World Within Reach Speaker Series on Saturday, October 13, at 7 p.m. in the University at Albany’s SEFCU Arena.

  • Magic Johnson

    Earvin "Magic" Johnson

    ALBANY, N.Y. (October 17, 2011) - An estimated 3,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University at Albany were in attendance to listen to basketball legend, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Earvin 'Magic' Johnson at the Fall 2011 World Within Reach Speaker Series event.
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  • Former President Bill Clinton

    President Bill Clinton

    ALBANY, N.Y. (March 03, 2011) - Former President Clinton spoke at SEFCU Arena before 4,500 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of UAlbany Wednesday. The event was part of the Student Association's World Within Reach Speaker Series.
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  • Howard Dean

    Howard Dean

    Former Vermont governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean spoke to UAlbany Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy Dean Jeffrey Straussman about politics and other topics.

  • Karl Rove

    Karl Rove

    Karl Rove, former senior advisor to President George W. Bush, spoke with UAlbany Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy Dean Jeffrey Straussman about politics, civic engagement among students and other topics.

  • Barbara Walters

    Barbara Walters

    Walters' ground-breaking exclusive interviews with world figures and her enterprising reporting have made her one of the most highly acclaimed journalists on television.

  • Former President Bill Clinton

    General Powell, USA (Ret.)

    Soldier and statesman General Powell, USA (Ret.), the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Persian Gulf War and U.S. Secretary of State from 2001-2005, gave the inaugural address of the University's World Within Reach Speaker Series. Powell spoke on "Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust & Values," at UAlbany's SEFCU Arena in front of faculty, staff, students and administrators.