A snapshot of our upcoming programs is listed below. Check back in mid-August for the full programming schedule for fall 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017♦
The Power of Big Social Media Data
H. Andrew Schwartz, Stony Brook University

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Breaking Issue
North Korea: Panel Discussion
Jina Kim, Dickinson College
Richard Laquement
, U.S. Army War College
Jeff McCausland
, Dickinson College
Doug Stuart
(moderator), Dickinson College

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Morgan Lecture
The Genocidal Foundation of the United States
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
, American historian, writer and feminist.

Monday, September 18, 2017
Constitution Day Address
The Future of Civil Discourse​
Alexander Heffner, host of The Open Mind on PBS

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Joseph Priestley Award Celebration Lecture
The Good News on Energy, Environment and Our Future
Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Everything is Connected

Peterson Toscano, theatrical performance activist

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Rethinking and Remixing the American Dream: Saving Ourselves and Our Sisters from the Margins
Raquel Cepeda, journalist, critic, filmmaker, autobiographer

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Republican Politics Today
Panel Discussion
Renee Amoore
, deputy chair of the Republican Party of PA
Luke Bernstein ’01
, senior vice president of external relations, PA Bankers Association
Robert Borden ’91
, deputy staff director, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Alexander Egner ’13
, chairman, Lancaster County Young Republicans
David O’Connell
(moderator), Dickinson College

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Title TBD
Damián Sainz
, Cuban filmmaker

Monday, October 23, 2017♦
Fairness and Accountability in Algorithmic Culture
danah boyd
, principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder of Data & Society

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Contemporary School Segregation: Causes, Consequences, and What We Could Do
Erica Frankenberg , associate professor of education and demography, Pennsylvania State University.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wesley Lecture
An Indictment of the United Methodist Anti-Gay Doctrine
Rev. Franklyn Schaefer, pastor, activist and author

Thursday, November 2, 2017
The Vaccine-Autism Controversy

Paul Offit, pediatrician and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Friday, November 3, 2017
The Evolution of Indigenous Food Systems of North America
Sean Sherman
, founder of The Sioux Chef

Monday, November 6, 2017
The Opioid Epidemic in Central Pennsylvania
Jack Carroll
, Cumberland-Perry Drug and Alcohol Commission (moderator)
Carrie DeLone, CMO, Holy Spirit-Geisinger
Dave Freed, Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office
Duane Nieves, Holy Spirit EMS
Kristen Varner, The RASE Project

Thursday, November 9, 2017♦
The Shadow of “Fake News”: How Weaponized Information Disrupts Modern Society
Jonathan Albright
, assistant professor of communication, Elon University

Tuesday, November 28, 2017♦
Using Your Genome and Big Data to Manage Your Health
Michael Snyder,
geneticist, Stanford University

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Title TBD: Public reading/talk
Solmaz Sharif
, Iranian-American poet