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List of famous lecturers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top lecturers in the world? This includes the most prominent lecturers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable lecturers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic lecturers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned lecturers.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Helen Keller and Ralph Nader.

From reputable, prominent, and well known lecturers to the lesser known lecturers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the lecturer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous lecturers ever?" and "What are the names of famous lecturers?" then you're in the right place. (328 items)

Mark Twain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the ...more

Helen Keller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Helen Keller Helen Adams Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne ...more

Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Ralph Nader Ralph Nader is an American political activist of Lebanese origin, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, ...more

Greg Graffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Greg Graffin Gregory Walter Graffin is an American punk rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, college lecturer, and author. He is most recognized as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and only constant ...more

Beverley Hughes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Beverley Hughes Beverley June Hughes, Baroness Hughes of Stretford PC is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament for Stretford and Urmston from 1997 to 2010. In 2004, she was ...more

Peter Weller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Peter Weller Peter Frederick Weller is an American film and stage actor, director and history lecturer. Weller has appeared in more than 70 films and television series, including turns as the title ...more

Maya Deren is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Maya Deren Maya Deren, born Eleanora Derenkowskaia, was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a ...more

Charlotte Perkins Gilman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Charlotte Perkins Gilman Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist ...more

Ian Bradley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Ian Bradley Ian Campbell Bradley is a British academic, author, theologian, Church of Scotland minister, journalist and broadcaster. At the University of St Andrews, he is Reader in Practical Theology and ...more

Chuck D is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Chuck D Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, better known by his stage name Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer. He helped create politically and socially conscious rap music in the mid-1980s as ...more

Robin Morgan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Robin Morgan Robin Morgan is an American poet, author, political theorist and activist, journalist, lecturer, and former child actor. Since the early 1960s she has been a key radical feminist member of the ...more

Colm Tóibín is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Colm Tóibín Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet. Tóibín is currently Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor ...more

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James O'Keefe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
James O'Keefe James E. O'Keefe III is an American conservative activist. O'Keefe has produced secretly recorded undercover audio and video encounters with public figures and workers in a variety of ...more

Edwin Morgan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Edwin Morgan Edwin George Morgan OBE FRSE was a Scottish poet and translator who was associated with the Scottish Renaissance. He is widely recognised as one of the foremost Scottish poets of the 20th ...more

Shelley Berman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Shelley Berman Sheldon "Shelley" Berman is an American comedian, actor, writer, teacher, lecturer, philanthropist, and poet.

Lalith Athulathmudali is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Lalith Athulathmudali Lalith William Samarasekera Athulathmudali known as Lalith Athulathmudali was a Sri Lankan politician of the United National Party and former Cabinet Minister of Trade, National Security, ...more

Goldsworthy Gurney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Goldsworthy Gurney Sir Goldsworthy Gurney was a surgeon, chemist, lecturer, consultant, architect, builder and prototypical British gentleman scientist and inventor, of the Victorian era. Amongst many ...more

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Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar CIE, born Ishwar Chandra Bandopadhyay, was an Indian Bengali polymath and a key figure of the Bengal Renaissance. He was a philosopher, academic educator, writer, ...more

George Melly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
George Melly Alan George Heywood Melly was an English jazz and blues singer, critic, writer and lecturer. From 1965 to 1973 he was a film and television critic for The Observer and lectured on art history, ...more

Gordon Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Gordon Brown James Gordon Brown is a British Labour Party politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 until 2010. He previously served as Chancellor ...more

Hugh Hickling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Hugh Hickling Reginald Hugh Hickling, known as Hugh Hickling, was a British lawyer, civil servant, law academic, and author, and author of the controversial Internal Security Act of colonial Malaysia. Born in ...more

James Dickey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
James Dickey James Lafayette Dickey was an American poet and novelist. He was appointed the eighteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1966. He also received the Order of the ...more

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Sidónio Pais is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Sidónio Pais Sidónio Bernardino Cardoso da Silva Pais was a Portuguese military leader politician and diplomat, the fourth President in 1918. He was known as the President-King. On 5 December 1917, he ...more

Elizabeth Clare Prophet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Elizabeth Clare Prophet Elizabeth Clare Prophet was an American New Age minister and religious figure, self-proclaimed prophet, author, orator, and writer. In 1963 she married Mark L. Prophet, who five years earlier, ...more

C-drík is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
C-drík C-drík is a vegan artist, academically trained musician, dj, singer, composer and drummer. He is a former student of electro-acoustic composer Annette Vande Gorne.

Patricia Hampl is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Patricia Hampl Patricia Hampl is an American memoirist, writer, lecturer, and educator. She is a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, teaches in the MFA program at the University of ...more

Susan Blackmore is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Susan Blackmore Susan Jane Blackmore is an English freelance writer, lecturer, sceptic, and broadcaster on psychology and the paranormal, and is best known for her book The Meme Machine. She has written or ...more

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DeMaurice F. Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
DeMaurice F. Smith DeMaurice F. Smith is a Washington attorney that was voted to become the executive director of the NFL Players Association in March 15, 2009. succeeding the late Gene Upshaw.

John Garrett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
John Garrett John Garrett is an Australian/British photojournalist whose work is mainly on fashion, reportage and photojournalism. He has covered situations and exhibited widely and is the author of many

Jan Karski is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Jan Karski Jan Karski was a Polish World War II resistance movement fighter and later professor at Georgetown University. In 1942 and 1943 Karski reported to the Polish government in exile and the Western ...more

Harold Wilson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Harold Wilson James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, FSS, PC was a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and 1974 to ...more

Doc Eason is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Doc Eason William H 'Doc' Eason is an American magician who specializes in bar magic. For 27 years, he was the featured entertainer at John Denver's World Famous Tower Comedy/ Magic Bar in Snowmass ...more

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Eugene Burger is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Eugene Burger Eugene Burger is an American magician. He was born in 1939 and is based in Chicago, Illinois. He is reputed for his close-up skills and his work in mentalism and bizarre magic. He is also a ...more

Jessica Stern is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Jessica Stern Jessica Stern is an American policy consultant on terrorism. Stern is a lecturer at Harvard University and a fellow at Harvard School of Public Health. She serves on the Hoover Institution Task ...more

Helen Clark is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Helen Clark Helen Elizabeth Clark, ONZ SSI is the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, and was the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand. As Prime Minister she served three consecutive ...more

Frances Clarke Sayers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Frances Clarke Sayers Frances Clarke Sayers was an American children's librarian, author of children's books, and lecturer on children's literature. In 1999, American Libraries named her one of the "100 Most ...more

Matt the Knife is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Matt the Knife "Matt the Knife" was born in Massachusetts and grew up in Boston, but now resides in Rhode Island. He is a magician and mentalist and has broken a number of Guinness World Records, but ...more

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Liviu Librescu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Liviu Librescu Liviu Librescu was a Romanian-born Israeli scientist and engineer. He was a professor whose major research fields were aeroelasticity and aerodynamics. A prominent academic in addition to being ...more

Henry Julian Abraham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Henry Julian Abraham Henry J. Abraham is an American scholar on the judiciary and constitutional law. He is James Hart Professor of Government Emeritus at the University of Virginia. He is the author of 13 books, ...more

Frank Harte is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Frank Harte Frank Harte was a traditional Irish singer, song collector, architect and lecturer. He was born in Chapelizod, County Dublin, and raised in Dublin. His father, Peter Harte, who had moved from a ...more

Marianne J Legato is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Marianne J Legato Marianne J. Legato, MD, FACP, is an internationally known academic physician, author, and lecturer and globally recognized expert in gender-specific medicine, the science of how normal human ...more

Barbara Branden is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Barbara Branden Barbara Branden was a Canadian writer, editor, and lecturer, known for her relationship and subsequent break with novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand.

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Mohammad-Reza Shajarian is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Mohammad-Reza Shajarian Mohamadreza Shajarian is a film score composer.

KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
KRS-One Lawrence Krisna Parker, better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York. KRS-One rose to prominence as ...more

Hunter Lovins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Hunter Lovins L. Hunter Lovins is an author and a promoter of sustainable development for over 30 years, is president of Natural Capitalism Solutions, a 5013 non-profit in Longmont, Colorado and the Chief ...more

Anna Donald is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Anna Donald Anastasia Katherine "Anna" Donald was an Australian pioneer in the field of evidence-based medicine as well as an epidemiologist and company director.

Juliette N. Kayyem is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Juliette N. Kayyem Juliette Kayyem is the Assistant Secretary, Office of Intergovernmental Programs in the United States Department of Homeland Security.

David S. Broder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
David S. Broder David Salzer Broder, was an American journalist, writing for The Washington Post for over 40 years. He also was an author, television news show pundit, and university lecturer. For more than ...more

Sylvia Earle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Sylvia Earle Sylvia Earle appeared in the 2012 documentary film Chasing Ice.

Michael Ammar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Lecturers
Michael Ammar Michael Ammar is an American close-up magician. He is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest living magicians.