Summer Lecture Series

What’s Next?  

Finding a Way Forward

Thursday, July 15 - August 19
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Members Series Ticket: $80 per person
Non-Members Series Ticket: $100 per person
Individual Ticket: $20 per person
Registration Information will be available in May 2021.

July 15: "Is the American Dream Sustainable?"

Exploring the future of a strong middle class in the face of growing income inequality.

Matthew Slaughter, Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth where he is also Professor of International Business.  Much of his work has focused on policy responses to the global financial crisis and labor-market implications of international trade, investment, and immigration 

July 22: "Technology:  The Future of Jobs"

What will be the impact of Artificial Intelligence and robotics on employment and salaries?

David Autor, Director of MIT’s Labor Studies Program.  He is one of the country’s most distinguished labor economists.  His scholarship explores the labor-market impacts of technological change and globalization on job polarization, skill demands, earning levels and inequality, and election outcomes.  

July 29: "The Changing Face of America"

What are the social and political implications of our changing national demographics?

William Frey, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Research Professor at the University of Michigan.  He is an internationally recognized demographer and expert in US demographics and the US Census.  His latest book is ‘’Diversity Explosion:  How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America.’’ 

August 5: "Immigration: Where is the Balance?"  

Dealing with the challenge of immigration reform, migrants, and asylum seekers.  

Julia Gelatt, Senior Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C, with the US Immigration Policy Program.  Her work focuses on the legal immigration system, demographic trends, and the implications of local, state, and federal immigration policy.   

August 12: "Climate Change: Not Too Late?"

What are the costs of inaction and what actions can receive national and global support?

Bill McKibben, Professor of Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and an international leader in climate change issues.  His 1989 book, ‘’The End of Nature’’, is regarded as the first book on the subject for a general audience and has appeared in 24 languages.  He is a founder of, the first global grassroots climate change campaign.

August 19: "Restoring Faith in American Democracy"

Can we restore our belief that American democracy works and works for everyone?

Douglas Brinkely, a distinguished Professor of American History at Rice University, a CNN Presidential Historian, and a frequent media commentator.  He is a prominent and critically acclaimed author of numerous books about American History, six of which were named New York Times ‘’Notable Books of the Year.’’                                           

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