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About the Witte Lectures

Powerful, engaging, enlivening, entertaining, inspiring, provocative – The Witte Lectures are presented by the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation. The series has earned a stellar reputation for its high caliber of speakers on a wide variety of subjects. Since the beginning of this nationally recognized program in 1996 at the Newport Beach Public Library, this series has embraced a global perspective and has brought some of the most compelling voices of our time to the stage. Our speakers have earned the highest marks given in their chosen fields: The Pulitzer Prize, Oscar, Emmy, Tony, PEN/Faulkner, MacArthur Genius Grants, Guggenheim Fellowships, and the highest journalistic honors in every field.

From the economy to string theory, from the environment to the food industry, from foreign policy to the Middle East, and the White House to China, the Witte Lecture Series has provided access to highly-regarded speakers on these subjects and many others. It is our privilege to present this program in the beautiful Newport Beach Public Library where every guest has an opportunity to meet the speakers, ask questions and share good company with like-minded, curious people.

We invite you to join those who question. Be a part of The Witte Lectures.