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St. Louis Speaker Series includes James Comey, Jay Leno and Gloria Steinem

FILE - This is a Wednesday, March 25, 2015  file photo of FBI director James Comey as he gestures during a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington.  FBI director Comey  has caused huge offense to a U.S. ally: using language to suggest that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust. On Monday, April 20, 2015  Poles were waiting to see if FBI director James Comey apologizes _ something Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna said he expected so the matter can be settled.
FILE - This is a Wednesday, March 25, 2015 file photo of FBI director James Comey as he gestures during a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington. FBI director Comey has caused huge offense to a U.S. ally: using language to suggest that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust. On Monday, April 20, 2015 Poles were waiting to see if FBI director James Comey apologizes _ something Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna said he expected so the matter can be settled. AP Photo

Former FBI Director James Comey, neuroscientist and author Lisa Genova, feminist and political activist Gloria Steinem, and comedian Jay Leno are among the speakers who will participate in the St. Louis Speakers Series this year.

Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida; Bryan Stevenson, social justice advocate and author; and Ian Bremmer, global political risk specialist, will also appear.

Each season, seven distinguished personalities and thought leaders are selected to speak at the St. Louis Speakers Series on a wide variety of topics — from world affairs and politics, to the arts. The events are presented by Maryville University and take place at Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.StLouisSpeakers.org or by calling 314-534-1700.

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