A Different World: 35 Years Later

Two women and two men headshots within a dark blue background. DLSworld.

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the iconic television series “A Different World,” we bring together the beloved cast members, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy, Darryl M. Bell, and Cree Summer, to explore whether it is indeed still “a different world” in the present day. This panel promises to be a nostalgic yet thought-provoking journey through the lens of a show that left an indelible mark on television and society.

Michio Kaku: The Future of the Mind

Michio Kaku, Asian white male with white hair, standing with his arms crossed holding what appears to be a bunch of papers

Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world today. He has written five New York Times Best-Sellers. His latest best seller is The God Equation: The Quest for the Theory of Everything. He was recently chosen as “one of the most influential physicists in the world today” by Academic Influence.

Raymond Lesniak

Senator Lesniak dressed in suit smiling

Each year, Kean University’s Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes thought leaders in media, technology and business. Attend Senator Lesniak’s upcoming lecture and engage with contemporary issues through rich and nuanced public discourse.

Knowledge Bennett


Bennett is Kean University’s first artist in residence and a Los Angeles-based American contemporary artist. He’s widely known for large-scale silkscreen paintings that employ pop culture iconography to re-contextualize historical narratives.