Gutsy Global Citizens
The past eight years have borne a variety of distinguished professionals to the Lawrence Academy campus.

Established in 2010, the J. William Mees Visiting Scholar Program has enabled the community to learn from and engage with best-selling author Andre Debus III ; pop-folk singer-songwriter Dar Williams ; mathematicians Adam Boucher and Tim Fukawa-Connelly ; science professor Dr. Peter Groffman ; Cold War specialist Francis Gary Powers ; and award-winning playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda .
This year’s visiting scholar was Irshad Manji , an author, educator, and founder of the Moral Courage Project, who embodies what it means to “enact, activate, and actualize."