Upcoming Program: Our Fall 2015 Schedule will be Available in Mid-August

Preview of Fall 2015 Programs

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Glover Memorial Lecture
Topic: U.S. Science Policy
Rush Holt, CEO, AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Topic: The Science of Shale Gas and Oil
Tony Ingraffea, Cornell University

Monday, September 28, 2015

Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn
Bob Weick
, actor and monologist, featured as Karl Marx

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Morgan Lecture
Topic: Race/Gender
Patricia Hill Collins
, University of Maryland Read more

The Clarke Forum’s Semester Theme & Faculty Seminar

Each semester the Clarke Forum devotes a major portion of its resources to programs organized around a semester theme that is also the basis for a faculty seminar. All members of the faculty are invited to propose topics for themes/faculty seminars. Past themes/faculty seminars have included Sexuality and Societies, Living in a World of Limits, The Meanings of Race WaterLanguage, and War at Home. The theme/faculty seminar for the fall 2015 semester is Inequality and Mass Incarceration in the United States.  If you are interested in proposing a Clarke Forum theme/faculty seminar, please visit Proposing a Clarke Forum Theme/Faculty Seminar.

The Clarke Forum’s Leadership Theme

LEADERSHIP IN AN AGE OF UNCERTAINTY

The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues has established a series of programmatic events dedicated to the theme of leadership in an age of uncertainty. This new initiative is grounded on the reality that today’s generation of Dickinson students confronts a large number of intractable political, economic, and social problems: terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, environmental pollution, global warming, a sustainable energy policy, the ongoing financial crisis, the federal deficit, the amount of public and private debt, the health care crisis, along with issues regarding race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, as well as technology and privacy. These issues and problems directly or indirectly pose challenges to the College and the local community that may in time require fundamental changes in institutions, values, and practices across the public, private, and non-profit sectors of American society. How Dickinsonians respond to these challenges presents us with an opportunity for reflection on the meaning of leadership in the contemporary world. This series is partially supported by a fund created by Betty R. ’58 and Dan Churchill.  One additional aspect of the Clarke Forum’s Leadership Theme is a series of interviews with our guest speakers. They address how, in their own experience, different variables like ethics, passion, risk/failure, play in terms of leadership.