Loretta Lynch will lead off Pitt-sponsored Pittsburgh Speakers Series

The Pittsburgh Speakers Series, which Pitt is hosting for the second year, kicks off Sept. 21 with former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the first Black woman appointed to this Cabinet position.

The series hosts seven speakers at Heinz Hall each season, and tickets are only sold as a seven-date subscription, ranging from $365 to $505.

The other speakers include:

Oct. 26: John Brennan, former CIA director, 2013-17

Nov. 9: Maria Ressa, the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner for exposing abuses of power in the Philippines

Feb. 1: Erik Larson, author of “The Devil in the White City,” “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” and more

Feb. 22: Scott Kelly, retired astronaut

March 29: Tom Friedman, New York Times' foreign affairs columnist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner

April 12: Anthony Ray Hinton, former death row inmate who was freed after evidence showed his innocence; author of the memoir, “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row”

For subscriptions and more information, see the Pittsburgh Speakers Series webpage.