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Seminars at Steamboat


Seminars at Steamboat

Seminars at Steamboat was founded in 2003 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings experts on a wide range of public policy topics to the Steamboat Springs community in Northwest Colorado. Over the years, Seminars talks have covered 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.

Seminars at at Steamboat talks are always free to the public. The typical format includes a 45- to 50-minute presentation followed by a question and answer session. This year, the seminars are hosted online via Crowdcast. Video archive of each seminar will be available the following Wednesdays.

The 2020 Seminars at Steamboat Lineup

Monday, July 13: The 2020 Election in a Time of Pandemic with Amy Walter

Having built a reputation as an accurate, objective and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers, Washington political journalist and national editor of the Cook Political Report Amy Walter discusses the 2020 elections.

Monday, July 20: Immigration in the Time of COVID: Consequences for Election 2020 with Amna Nawaz

Amna Nawaz joined PBS NewsHour in April 2018 and serves as senior national correspondent and primary substitute anchor. Prior to joining NewsHour, Nawaz was an anchor and correspondent at ABC News, anchoring breaking news coverage and leading the network’s digital coverage of the 2016 presidential election.

Monday, July 27: Leadership and Geopolitics in the Time of Coronavirus with Admiral Jim Stavridis

A Florida native, Jim Stavridis attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, earned a PhD from The Fletcher School at Tufts, and spent 37 years in the Navy, rising to the rank of 4-star admiral. Among his many commands were four years as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, where he oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Balkans and counter-piracy off the coast of Africa.

Monday, Aug. 3: Our Freshwater Future: Building Water Security in A Changing World with Sandra Postel

Sandra Postel is founding director of the Global Water Policy Project and author of Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity. From 2009-2015, she served as lead water expert and Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society. She is co-creator of Change the Course, the water stewardship initiative awarded the 2017 U.S. Water Prize for restoration of depleted rivers and wetlands.

Monday, Aug. 10: Cyber Hacking and the 2020 Election wtih Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, the Walter and Leonore Director of the university’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Program Director of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands.

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  • Politics
    Seminars at Steamboat invites you to join us when Kathleen Hall Jamieson, prominent political scientist and professor of communications at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses disinformation, social networks and the integrity of the upcoming 2020 election in a globally connected cyber world.
  • Politics
    Seminars at Steamboat invites you to join us when retired U.S. Navy Admiral and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Jim Stavridis describes the leadership tools necessary to work through this crisis, the geopolitics of a new emerging global security environment and how the virus will affect not only the U.S. but also developed and emerging economies around the world.
  • Politics
    Seminars at Steamboat invites you to join us for not only an important global topic but also one that is especially so in Northwest Colorado. Sandra Postel, director and founder of the Global Water Policy Project and world expert on fresh water issues and related ecosystems, discusses the current tipping point and how we can best ensure water security.
  • Politics
    Senior national correspondant Amna Nawaz of PBS NewsHour leads a timely discussion of the current state of immigration policy in the U.S. and how COVID-19…
  • Politics
    Having built a reputation as an accurate, objective and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers,…
  • Politics
    Notable political journalist Amy Walter digs through the flood of information leading up to the 2020 election to share what she believes are the…
  • Community
    Author and presidential historian Richard Norton Smith speaks to the Steamboat Springs audience about what it means to be presidential in his talk "How Do…
  • Community
    Robert Daly is the director of the Wilson Center's Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. He has testified before congress, lectured widely…
  • Community
    In this episode of Seminars at Steamboat, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and former White House Science Adviser Dr. John Holdren shares his perspectives…
  • inTune Station Blog
    KUNC's new podcast, Seminars at Steamboat, launched earlier this week with new episodes coming out each Tuesday for the next five weeks. The first episode…