Seminars at Steamboat 2017

Hear the 2017 Seminars at Steamboat on KUNC, Mondays at 8:00 p.m. through August 21.

Seminars at Steamboat was founded in 2003 to bring experts on a wide range of public policy topics to the Steamboat community. The seminars are non-partisan and free to the public.

The typical format is a 45-to-50-minute presentation followed by a question and answer session. Each seminar is followed by a Dutch-treat dinner with the speaker so that Friends of the Seminars can continue the conversation.

Seminar topics have included the economy, foreign affairs, national security, immigration reform, health care, the media, drugs and sports, the environment, climate change, education, the 9-11 Commission and more.

Jennie Lay / Seminars at Steamboat

It may seem like the U.S. Supreme Court laid relatively low this past year, but veteran journalist Marcia Coyle thinks that will likely change following a particularly tumultuous presidential election.

Coyle, a lawyer who has covered the high court for 28 years, shared her intimate knowledge with a packed house during the fourth Seminars at Steamboat event Monday night.

Bob Stein / Seminars at Steamboat

Speaking to a full house at Strings Music Pavilion on Monday night, economist Robert Gordon outlined why he thinks this country's economic growth won't be as strong in the coming years as President Donald Trump thinks it will.

Jennie Lay / Seminars at Steamboat

Addressing a packed crowd at Strings Music Pavilion on Monday, the Right Honorable Douglas Alexander, a former top British Labour politician and current senior fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, said United Kingdom's 2016 withdrawal from the European Union — commonly known as Brexit — comes with political, economic and military implications that will likely be felt on both sides of the Atlantic for years to come.

Jennie Lay / Seminars at Steamboat

Kathleen Hall Jamieson kicked off the 15th season of the Seminars at Steamboat by kicking the term "fake news" to the margins in favor of a far more loathed affliction – VD.