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Impending "Block Busters" from the Supreme Court:
An Analysis of the Momentous 2017-18 Session
Speaker: David Bisno

David Bisno 

Saturday, September 23
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Filene Auditorium,
Moore Hall

The Supreme Court this autumn will face thorny, provocative, and controversial questions concerning the struggle between individual liberties, corporate freedom, and governmental power. With a new justice at the Court and a new president in the White House, Chief Justice John Roberts and his brethren will be making decisions which will affect all of our lives and those of our children and grandchildren.

David will help us understand how the Trump Administration is redefining the meaning of "Liberty" - the word appears three times in our country’s founding documents - and how the Court will treat the re-fashioning of regulations - “those wise restraints which make men free.”

David Bisno, M.D., a retired ophthalmologist with degrees from Harvard, Dartmouth and the Washington University School of Medicine, has been an enthusiastic discussion leader for ILEAD/OSHER@Dartmouth, across our country and overseas on a myriad of topics for 24 years. He was the founder, 21 years ago, of the ILEAD Summer Lecture Series.

Having studied constitutional law at the Harvard Law School with Laurence Tribe, David is fortunate to be able to attend the annual autumn Supreme Court Preview Conference at the Law School of the College of William and Mary. It is from these deliberations in Williamsburg that he will have just returned when he meets with us to share the coming “block buster” cases.

Previous ILEAD/OSHER@Dartmouth attendees of David’s lectures have come to expect clear and understandable presentations for lay audiences of nuanced and complex issues. Discussion is expected to be relevant and lively.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary.

U.S. Supreme Court



Being Mortal: Documentary and Q&A


Wednesday, September 27
Film at 7:00 PM (55 min.) followed by Q&A
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium H
This event is free and open to the public.

"Death is something we will all one day face. So why is it so hard for doctors to talk with their patients about dying? How can the medical profession better help people navigate the final chapters of their lives with confidence, direction and purpose?" - PBS Frontline

Surgeon Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal, collaborated with Frontline for this documentary on the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life. Genie Shields and Dr. Kathryn Kirkland will answer questions following the film.

Genie and her late husband Jeff graciously participated in the making of the documentary. She is an author and Life Member at Clare Hall, Cambridge University.

Dr. Kirkland is section chief of palliative medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and holds the Dorothy and John J. Byrne, Jr., Distinguished Chair in Palliative Medicine at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine.

Please park at the Main Entrance to attend this event.
To reach Auditorium H from the Rotunda (Reception/Information Desk at the Main Entrance) and the Level 3 Elevator:  Facing the Main Rotunda Info Desk, turn right & continue down the South Mall and into the Williamson Foyer. Auditorium H will be to your right.


OSHER@Dartmouth at the Movies

Great Films 2017 Series

The Canoe Club Discount: 25% discount on lunch for OSHER@Dartmouth members who dine immediately after each film screening.

OSHER@Dartmouth members and their friends receive free admission! Don't forget to wear your name badge.


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Last Updated: 9/22/17