Brandywine Speaker Series 2015

Brandywine Speaker Series 2015

This spring, Penn State Brandywine will proudly welcome a number of distinguished speakers on campus. These events are free and open to the public and we hope you'll join us! Space is limited. Please RSVP to Colleen Houseman at


Dennis Jett

Tuesday, March 31
"American Ambassadors: The Past, Present and Future of America's Diplomats"

Dennis Jett, former American ambassador to Mozambique and Peru and current professor in the Penn State School of International Affairs, will discuss his book, American Ambassadors: The Past, Present and Future of America's Diplomats. Jett's career in the U.S. Foreign Service spanned 28 years and three different continents. His experience and expertise focuses on international relations, foreign aid administration and American foreign policy. 

6 p.m., Main Building, Rm. 113

Jan Reimann

Wednesday, April 8
"Explore the Geometry of Nature"

Jan Reimann, an assistant professor of mathematics at Penn State, will explain and display the many hidden geometric patterns found in nature. Reimann's research spans questions on fractal geometry, computability theory, information theory and the foundations of mathematics and science. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation and has been recognized by an award from the John Templeton Foundation.

6 p.m., Main Building, Rm. 113

Cameron Conaway

Wednesday, April 15
"Bridging the Gap Between Science and Art"

Cameron Conaway is one of Penn State Brandywine's own and his book, Malaria, Poems was named one of National Public Radio's 2014 best books. Conaway is a creative writing instructor at Penn State Brandywine and a former MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter. Conaway will bridge the gap between the topics of science and art.

6 p.m., Main Building Auditorium, Rm. 113






Wednesday, April 22
"The Ever-changing Weather Patterns of the Philadelphia Region"

Jon Nese, former on-air storm analyst at The Weather Channel and current Penn State faculty member in the meteorology department, and Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz, chief meteorologist on Philadelphia's NBC10, will present about the ever-changing weather patterns of the Philadelphia region. The pair wrote The Philadelphia Area Weather Book in 2005.  

6 p.m., Main Building, Rm. 101