Drew Forum 2017–2018 Season

This year's lineup of nationally known speakers will cover sports, politics, satire, science and more.

Ticket prices are listed with each event and range from $32 to $75.* They may be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey online or by calling 973-408-3917.

The Drew Forum speaker series is generously sponsored by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lectureship.

*Plus $6 handling fee per order.

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare is a national travelling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The exhibition is produced in association with the American Library Association and Cincinnati Museum Center and is funded in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and the generous support of Google.org, Lord Browne of Madingley, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, Albert and Shirley Small and other generous donors.

First Folio, which was assembled in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, includes 36 of his plays—18 of which had never before been published. Without it, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Tempest and more could have been lost. The book will travel to all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The exhibition, which also includes panels and digital content, exclusively features First Folios from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., whose collection of 82 First Folios is the largest in the world.

Folger Shakespeare Library selected Drew as the sole exhibitor in New Jersey because of its renowned theatre program, wealth of Shakespeare courses and nexus with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, which is based on Drew’s 186-acre campus. The book will arrive in late September and be displayed from Oct. 6 through Oct. 30 on the first floor of Mead Hall, with a bevvy of daily programming around it.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare appears courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Books in the Time of Shakespeare is supported in part by the Delmas Foundation.

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday to Friday 4-8 p.m. and weekends 12-8 p.m.

Group Tours: For information on tours for groups up to 60, such as from schools, contact hryan@drew.edu or 973-408-3702.

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September 2017
$50/$75

Drew Forum Presents Neil deGrasse Tyson

September 26 @ 8:00 pm
Simon Forum,
Simon Forum and Athletic Center, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of today’s most prominent public figures championing science and critical thought. Be educated—and entertained—by his ability to transform complex ideas into common sense.

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Writers@Drew Presents Michael Patrick MacDonald

September 28 @ 7:00 pm
Mead Hall – Founders Room,
Mead Hall, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Reading, Q&A and book signing with author of the New York Times–bestselling memoir All Souls: A Family Story from Southie.

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January 2018
$32*

Drew Forum Presents David Axelrod

January 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The senior political commentator at CNN and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics talks shop. Axelrod, who also hosts The Axe Files podcast, served as senior advisor to President Barack Obama from 2009–11.

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March 2018
$50/$75

Drew Forum Presents Vice President Joe Biden

March 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Simon Forum,
Simon Forum and Athletic Center, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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As the 47th vice president of the United States, Joe Biden served two terms and left a lasting legacy as a leading architect of domestic and foreign policy on some of the most pressing issues facing the country. Hear him share his experiences from a life dedicated to public service.

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