Seminars at Steamboat

Welcome to the Seminars at Steamboat - discussions of important public policy issues led by nationally known experts. As part of KUNC's mission to not only Entertain, but to Educate, we are airing these seminars which focus on domestic policy, foreign policy, social issues, health, the economy, natural resources, and the environment.

Past seminars can be listened to in this archive.

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Two of the nation's most notable political science scholars predict the Democrats will take over the House of Representatives this fall, with one of them telling a Steamboat Springs audience that if President Donald Trump is going to be impeached, she hopes Nancy Pelosi will be speaker of the house.

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One of the nation's leading transportation policy experts told the audience attending Seminars at Steamboat on July 30 that common use of full autonomous vehicle, or AVs, are a generation to 50 years off, but communities need to start implementing rules and regulations now to guide the process.

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A three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from The New York Times spoke to a Steamboat Springs audience about his topics of expertise: cyber warfare and national security.

David E. Sanger started his policy speech on "Cyber Conflict" with a nod to one of President Trump's anti-media phrases, "The Failing New York Times."

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A former ambassador under three American presidents - and for years, the go-to guy for North Korea policy - regaled a Steamboat Springs audience Monday night with stories of life from the front lines of diplomacy.

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Take heart folks, the same way Apple changed the music scene and Amazon changed the way people shop, some brilliant innovation could be one of the ways America helps solves its health care crisis.

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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.

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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.

Seminars at Steamboat: Robin Raphel

Aug 11, 2013

Robin Raphel is the U.S. Coordinator for Non-Military Assistance to Pakistan with the rank of ambassador. Her presentation is entitled "Pakistan and Its Difficult Neighbors."

Seminars at Steamboat: Stephen Klineberg

Jul 28, 2013

Professor Stephen Klineberg is a sociologist at Rive University in Houston. His speech at the Seminars at Steamboat is entitled "The Changing Face of America."

Seminars At Steamboat: Robert Reischauer

Aug 13, 2012
Urban Institute / Vimeo

Celebrating 10 years of engaging discussions on important public policy issues, KUNC broadcast the third in our lecture series. On Sunday, Robert Reischauer's lecture was titled Adjusting to America’s New Fiscal Reality: Why This Time It Really Is Different.