About the Forum

The Drew Forum has been the region’s leading venue for public lectures since 1994. World leaders, history makers, opinion shapers, and scholars from a variety of fields have all graced our stage.

The Drew Forum is presented through the generosity of the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. The Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lecturer appears through an endowment created in honor of the former governor and Drew president with whom it shares its name.


ratherNovember 12, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
Dan Rather (Sold Out)
Journalist and New York Times best selling author
Location: Baldwin Gym
Parking: Tilghman and Pepin parking lots on the Drew campus. A shuttle bus will loop between those points and the lecture venue.

kleinJanuary 29, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.
Ezra Klein (Sold Out)
Columnist, The Washington Post/Bloomberg and Policy Analyst/Contributor, MSNBC
Location: Concert Hall, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts

isaacsonFebruary 26, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.
Walter Isaacson (Sold Out)
Best-selling Author, Steve Jobs, Historian and President/CEO of the Aspen Institute
Location: Concert Hall, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts

waltersApril 3, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.
Barbara Walters (Sold Out)
ABC News correspondent, Host of The Barbara Walters Specials, Creator, Co-host and Executive Producer of ABC Daytime’s The View
Location: Baldwin Gym

Subscription Benefits

Become a premiere subscriber to The Drew Forum, and enjoy:

  • Subscription-only Events: Get exclusive access to lectures. Patrons enjoy reserved seating in the beautiful concert hall in Drew’s Dorothy Young Center for the Arts and on-campus parking. Single-event tickets will not be offered for sale to the general public.
  • Priority Seating in the Simon Forum: Get special seating for lectures in the Simon Forum.


There is no onsite parking for events located in the Simon Forum. Please follow signs to off site parking at Giralda Farms. Transportation from Giralda Farms to Drew University will be provided. Please call (973) 408-3776 for additional information.