Each year, Harvard-Westlake holds three to four all-school assemblies featuring notable speakers chosen based on their relevance to the HW community and how they align with our mission statement. In addition, various clubs on campus schedule speakers to visit during activities period throughout the school year. These sessions are usually open to the entire Harvard-Westlake community.
2019-20 Tyler Ford and Jacob Tobia – gender identity panel; Veronique d’entremont – Artist in Residence
2018-19 Lisa See, Author; Andrew Puzder; Rosetta Lee; Ursula Martens (Former Nazi Youth member) and Erika Jacoby (Holocaust survivor); Kid Cuddy; Billy Collins; Ibtihaj Muhammad (Olympic Fencer and activist); Janna Ireland - Artist in Residence
2017-18 Hugh Hewitt; Ava Duvernay; Glenn Singleton; Luis Rodriquez; Basil Kincaid - Artist in Residence; David Alvarado (Director of Bill Nye Science Guy Movie); Roy Choi
Scholars in Residence
The Kutler Center Scholar in Residence program brings noted scholars and intellectuals to the Kutler Center to share their knowledge and expertise with our entire community. The residency is two and a half days. Scholars are chosen for their ability to represent diversity of thought and interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the world. By introducing our student body to respected scholars and thinkers, it is our hope that they will recognize the importance of interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to learning, advancing knowledge and scholarship as well as solving the world’s problems.