Seminars at Steamboat 2019

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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. The summer series takes place live at the Strings Pavilion, typically filling to capacity with more than 500 attendees.

The 2019 Seminars at Steamboat lineup includes:

  • "Trade Wars and the Global Trading Order: Reform or Collapse?" with Edward Alden, the Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow specializing in U.S. economic competitiveness, trade and immigration policy
  •  "Meeting the Climate-Change Challenge: What We Know. What We Expect. What We Should Do" with former White House Science Advisor and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Dr. John Holdren
  • "U.S.-China Relations: Can We Step Back from the Brink?" with Robert Daly, director of the Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
  • "How Do You Get to Mt. Rushmore: Can Presidential Character be Set in Stone?" with award-winning author and presidential historian Richard Norton Smith
  • "State of Play—The 2020 Election" with political journalist and national editor of the Cook Political Report Amy Walter

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