GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A New York Times bestselling author, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, the former president of Ireland, an astronaut and the whistleblower in the Larry Nassar case are some of the people speaking at a local college in January.

The 2019 Calvin College January Series is free to the public and takes place 12:30-1:30 p.m. each weekday from Jan. 3 through Jan. 23 in Calvin’s Covenant Fine Arts Center, 1795 Knollcrest Circle SE in Grand Rapids.

The series will feature 15 people speaking on a variety of topics, including polarization in politics, immigration, race and America, sexual abuse, and climate justice, among others.

Some speakers include Rachel Denhollander, the first woman to file a police report and speak publicly against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor and MSU physician Larry Nassar; Mary Robinson, president of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and United Nations high commissioner for human rights from 1997 to 2002; and Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner.

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