Summer Lecture Series

Our annual Summer Lecture Series takes place in July and August, featuring renowned speakers addressing timely subjects connected by a central theme.

Summer Lecture Series Audience

2020 Summer Lecture Series Broadcasts

Beginning Thursday, July 9, CATV will broadcast Osher at Dartmouth’s Summer Lecture Series: Memorable Lectures. These exciting and sometimes controversial topics will air on Thursdays at 9:00 AM from July 9 through August 13.

 

These sessions will be broadcast to the public simultaneously on Comcast channel 1075, VTel channel 1169, and at the 'Watch Now' page at catv8.org.

2020 Summer Lecture Series: Memorable Lectures

Osher at Dartmouth and CATV invite you to celebrate Osher’s historic Summer Lecture Series this July and August!

Beginning Thursday, July 9, CATV will broadcast 6 of the most memorable lectures from Osher at Dartmouth’s past Summer Lecture Series. These exciting and sometimes controversial topics will air on Thursdays at 9:00 AM from July 9 through August 13.

Each thought-provoking session will provide plenty of grist for your summer mill. Lecture topics include: Nuclear Proliferation, Government Dysfunction and the Future of our Democracy, Debate on Voting Rights, Cyber Warfare, Affirmative Action, and who could forget Brexit? As a bonus, some of our featured speakers will offer brief “Where are we now?” updates to their sessions. Both previous attendees and first-time viewers should come away invigorated and informed.

These sessions will be broadcast to the public simultaneously on Comcast channel 1075, VTel channel 1169, and at the 'Watch Now' page at catv8.org.

Be sure to watch this page for more updates!

"A Decade of Challenge" postponed to Summer 2021

The following letter addressed the then-current plan to postpone the 2020 SLS. Instead, the 2020 series has been modified as detailed above, and the planned topic, "A Decade of Challenge: Beyond 2020" will take place in July and August of 2021.

April 11, 2020

Dear Members, Study Leaders and Friends:

We regret that we must announce the cancellation of the Osher at Dartmouth 2020 Summer Lecture Series (SLS). The unknown duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and various announcements of long-term cancellations of many university and public events have led us to this decision. As we all know, the particular age group of our membership is most susceptible to the worst outcomes of contacting COVID-19. This is what led us to cancel our Spring Term and conduct some classes and all Osher meetings via Zoom.

The Summer Lecture Series Committee, under the leadership of Ann Hargraves and Roland Kuchel, has spent many hours preparing for SLS 2020. They put together an excellent program entitled A DECADE OF CHALLENGE: BEYOND 2020, highlighting the following six lectures for which they had already recruited speakers and some moderators:      

            The Economy: Is the American Dream Sustainable?

            Technology:  The Future of Jobs

            The Changing Face of America

            Immigration:  Where is the Balance?

            Climate Change:  Not Too Late?

            Restoring Faith in American Democracy

The SLS 2020 theme and lecture subjects highlight long-term problems facing our country and will be just as significant in 2021 as today, if not more so, as the full impact of COVID-19 on our economy and related matters becomes apparent. Some tweaking of the subject matter might be required, but the same challenges will face us.

We all owe sincere thanks to the Summer Lecture Series Committee for all the work they have done to prepare for 2020 and our continued full support for the work to come in preparation for SLS 2021.

Bill Sullivan, President
Lisa King, Program Manager

Watch Past Lecture Series

Watch past Summer Lecture Series on our YouTube Channel.

 
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