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2017 Summer Lecture Series

Summer Lecture Series 2017

Thursday Mornings
July 13 - August 24, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College

Non-member Series Ticket: $120
Osher Member Series Ticket: $95
Single Lecture: $25
Click here to register. (Select 2017 Summer Lecture Series Semester)

The World Order that has been in place for decades is suddenly facing important challenges from all sides. Russia is flexing its muscles again, worrying NATO and the countries on its border. China is becoming militarily assertive, especially in the South China Sea. Britain is exiting the European Union, leaving it potentially weakened. Terrorism has become a de-stabilizing force globally – are nuclear weapons within their reach? Cyber attacks are proliferating from many sources, threatening the security of nations. And the planet is warming, with many potential negative long-term effects on the way we live.

When you put 7 billion people on earth, there will always be critical challenges somewhere. But this time they are happening simultaneously and there is considerable uncertainty about how these challenges will work out and how the U.S. (and the world) should respond to create the most positive outcomes possible.

This lecture series probes the most important challenges in depth. There will be seven sessions. In the first six sessions a different, prominent speaker will provide his/her insights into one of the challenges, framing the key issues and explaining U.S. policy options to deal most constructively with them. In the seventh and culminating session, our speaker will tie the six sessions together into a coherent "big picture" world view.

This promises to be the most ambitious and powerful summer lecture series we have done to date, and one you surely won't want to miss. The expertise and dynamism of our speakers is exceptional.

Mark your calendars and watch for details on ticket availability.

Our distinguished speakers for this series are:

July 13: U.S. Policy Toward A Rising China

James Steinberg
Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

July 20: Cyber Warfare

Chris Inglis
Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency

July 27: Nuclear Proliferation & Global Terrorism

William Perry
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

August 3: Brexit/EU/U.S.

Julie Smith
Former Acting National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden, currently Director at the Center for New American Security

August 10: Russia/NATO/U.S.

Matthew Rojansky
Director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center

August 17: Global Warming

Kerry Emanuel
MIT professor and Director of the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate at MIT
Named in 2006 by Time magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."

August 24: Beyond The Horizon: 21st Century Global Security and Risk

Admiral James Stavridis
NATO's 16 Supreme Allied Commander Europe and 15 Commander of the U.S. European Command (2009-2013)
Head of U.S. Southern Command (2006-2009)
Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

Video and Clips

All clips provided courtesy of CATV. Visit our YouTube channel for a look at our past Summer Lecture Series.

Last Updated: 4/26/17