Coker hosts Juan Enríquez for Lois Walters Coker Lecture Series

    Coker hosts Juan Enríquez for Lois Walters Coker Lecture Series


    Coker University is proud to host Juan Enríquez on March 19, 2024, for the university’s Lois Walters Coker series. The event will be at 6 p.m. on campus in the Watson Theater. 

    “We are proud to welcome Mr. Enriquez to Coker through the esteemed Lois Walters Coker Lecture series. His engaging and thoughtful commentary have allowed him to be featured internationally at Davos and listened to by thousands through his TED Talks," Coker President Dr. Natalie Harder said. "To have him at Coker University is a true opportunity to hear from a respected thought leader.”

    Enríquez is a Mexican-American academic, businessman, author and speaker. He graduated from Harvard with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 1981 and 1986. 

    He is recognized as a leading authority on the economic and political impacts of life sciences. Enríquez is chairman and CEO of Biotechnomogy LLC, a life sciences research and investment firm. He has also authored many books, including Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth (Current-Penguin Group, 2015), Homo Evolutis: Please Meet the Next Human Species (TED, 2012), As the Future Catches You: How Genomics & Other Forces are Changing Your Life, Work, Health & Wealth (Crown Business, 2005), and The Untied States of America: Polarization, Fracturing, and Our Future (Random House, 2005). 

    He is very active in the business world, serving as managing director of Excel Venture Management. Enríquez also joined a multi-stage world sailing discovery voyage led by J. Craig Venter, who sequenced the human genome.

    “It isn’t every day that you can sit across from a bestselling author and futurist like Mr. Enriquez. I expect his remarks to reverberate across campus and our community and lead to important discussions among our students,” Dr. Harder said.