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

Previous Years' Seminars: 2018 | 2017 | Older

Jennie Lay / Seminars at Steamboat

In this episode of Seminars at Steamboat, MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and former White House Science Adviser Dr. John Holdren shares his perspectives on the future of climate change in his seminar "Meeting the Climate Change Challenge: What We Know, What We Expect, What We Should Do."

Edward Alden
Jennie Lay for KUNC

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 has Edward Alden, senior fellow on the Council on Foreign Relations, sharing his perspectives on international trade policy.

KUNC's Karlie Huckels spoke with Joella West, the board chair for Seminars at Steamboat. They talked about the history of the event and what we can expect this season.

Jennie Lay / Seminars at Steamboat

Edward Alden is the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, specializing in U.S. economic competitiveness, trade and immigration policy. Hear his seminar, "Trade Wars and the Global Trading Order: Reform or Collapse?" in this episode of our special summer podcast series.