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Bakari T. Sellers

Bakari Sellers

Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent state representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. Sellers practices law with the Strom Law Firm, LLC in Columbia, South Carolina, and is a political commentator for CNN.

Title: Bakari T. Sellers
Location: Online Live Stream
Date of Event: Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 4pm


About the Rockwell Lecture Series

Elizabeth D. Rockwell established the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Lecture on Ethics and Leadership in 2004 with the firm belief that the university should host important discussions about leadership and ethics.

Rockwell, who began her association with the University of Houston in 1938 as a student, continued to support UH as one of its most generous benefactors, up until her death in January 2011. A widely respected expert in retirement, estate, investment and tax planning, Rockwell gained national recognition for her work with IRA rules and regulations. She later became executive director of the Private Client Division of CIBC Oppenheimer Corp., retiring in 2001. As her career spanned decades, she never forgot her UH roots.


Elizabeth Rockwell


Past distinguished speakers include:

October 12, 2018 — Soledad O’Brien, Award Winning Journalist, Documentarian, News Anchor, Producer, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist.
February 9, 2018 — Johnny C. Taylor Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society.
October 22, 2015 — Jason Silva, TV personality, filmmaker, and public speaker.
November 7, 2013 — Mae C. Jemison, Astronaut, doctor, and founder of the Jemison Group 100 Year Starship project.
April 13, 2011 — Neil de Grasse Tyson, Astrophysicist and Director of the Haden Planetarium who explored the future of America in space.
April 26, 2010 — Nathan Wolfe, Virologist who explored viral forecasting and the hunt for the next killer virus.
November 17, 2008 — Thomas Friedman, (postponed due to Hurricane Ike) Journalist and author.
January 17, 2008 — Francis S. Collins & Christine Rosen, Physician-geneticist (Collins) and author (Rosen) who explored the DNA tampering and genetic discrimination (collaboration between UH & Holocaust Museum’s Medicine & Ethics Lecture).
February 7, 2006 — David Gergen, Political commentator and advisor who explored the 21st Century view of ethics and leadership.

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