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David M. Rubenstein was the featured speaker at Monticello’s 52nd Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony—the oldest continuous naturalization ceremony held outside of a courtroom in the United States. In this "Monticello Sits Down With..." interview, Rubenstein shares his...More >>
Peter Onuf, U.Va.'s Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor, Emeritus and Senior Fellow at Monticello's Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies sat down with Monticello to discuss his thoughts on Jefferson, Monticello, and all things MOOC. An expert on Thomas Jefferson and...More >>
In October of 2013, the Honorable Lord Paddy Ashdown was the keynote speaker for Diplomacy and Transitioning Governments, a conference co-hosted by the American Academy of Diplomacy and the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello. Ashdown, a British politician and diplomat, sat...More >>
Cary Fowler, American agriculturalist and the former executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust and current senior advisor to the Trust, spoke at the 7th annual Heritage Harvest Festival, September 6-7, 2013. Fowler sat down with Monticello to discuss Thomas Jefferson's impact on his...More >>
Steve Bender was a featured speaker during the Heritage Harvest Festival's Grand Preview Dinner on September 6, 2013. As Senior Writer at Southern Living Magazine, he has been writing about gardening for nearly 30 years. Monticello sat down with Bender and discussed gardening, southern traditions,...More >>
In 2012, Joel Salatin, author and third generation alternative farmer of Polyface, Inc., was a featured speaker at the annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello . He returned the following year for the Dialogue Project on Food and Agriculture at Monticello on September 5, 2013. Salatin sat...More >>
Dave Matthews, lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band, was the featured speaker for Monticello's 51st Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony on July 4, 2013. After the ceremony, Matthews shared his thoughts on immigration, citizenship, Thomas Jefferson, and...More >>
Wendy Kopp, the founder of Teach for America and co-founder of Teach for All, was the Thomas Jefferson Foundation's 2013 Medal in Citizen Leadership. In this video, she shares her thoughts on Thomas Jefferson and her reaction to winning the award. Wendy Kopp, 2013 TJF Medal in Citizen Leadership...More >>
Laurie Olin, distinguished professor, author, and renowned landscape architect whose designs include the Washington Monument Grounds in Washington, D.C. and Bryant Park in New York City, received the Thomas Jefferson Foundation's 2013 Medal in Architechture. In this video, he shares his response to...More >>

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