Film and television actor Kal Penn to speak
11/20/2013, 7:30 pm
Open to the Public
Location: Langford Auditorium (Google map of this location)
Tickets are available now at the Sarratt Student Center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are free for Vanderbilt students and staff, and $10 for the general public.
Kal Penn, actor and former associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, will speak at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium Wednesday, Nov. 20.
The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Vanderbilt University Speakers Committee.
Called "the world's most famous Indian actor" by New York Magazine, Penn is best known for his starring roles in the television series House and 24 and the Harold and Kumar film series. Penn also gained critical acclaim for his leading role in Mira Nair’s film version of The Namesake. In 2009, Penn put his acting career on hold to join the Obama administration as associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, where he focused on work related to Don't Ask, Don't Tell, increasing student financial aid and bringing American servicemen and women back from Iraq.
Contact: Bridgette Kohnhorst, (615) 322-2471