The Public Policy Forum of Crested Butte
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Bringing Speakers to the Gunnison Valley Since 2003

Summer Speaker Series

~ All events are Wednesdays at 7:30 PM and are Free ~

The Public Policy Forum of Crested Butte presents

July 9
Valerie Plame, MS; Outed covert CIA operative and author;
“The NSA Revelation: It's Not about Sn
• Underwriters: Balie and Beverly Griffith •
Conference Center, Mountaineer Square, Mt. Crested Butte

July 16
Michael Brune; Executive Director, the Sierra Club;
“One-way Ticket: 100% Clean Energy”
• Granite Sponsorship: Charles Kerr and Gudrun Rice •
Crested Butte Center for the Arts

July 23
Susan N. Herman, JD; President, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU);
“Is the Patriot Act Patriotic?”
• Silver Sponsorship: Tom and Stephanie Seymour •
* Granite Sponsorship: Elizabeth Roistacher and Steven Polan *
Crested Butte Community School

July 30
Steve Schmidt; Vice Chairman of Public Affairs at Edelman US; formerly Republican strategist, Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney;
“The Party of Lincoln, Ike and Reagan in the Age of Demint, Cruz and the radio right”
• Silver Sponsorship: Al and Kate Vogel •
Crested Butte Center for the Arts

August 6
Wes Jackson, Ph.D.; Founder, the Land Institute, former MacArthur Fellow and author;
“The Upcoming Agriculture Revolution”
• Underwriter: Master in Environmental Management Program, Western State Colorado University •
* Presented in Collaboration with The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory *
Crested Butte Center for the Arts

August 13
Caroline Isaacs; Program Director,
Tucson Office of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC);

“Crime Pays: For Profit Incarceration”
• Granite Sponsorship: Sandra and Henry Estess •
Crested Butte Center for the Arts

August 20
Elizabeth Overton Colton, Ph.D.; Founder, Colton & Associates Global Collaboration,
                                  former US Foreign Service officer and Emmy winning journalist;
"Beyond the Headlines:  Deciphering the News of Global Politics and Diplomacy"
                                                        • Silver Sponsorship: Mark and Sarah Kaufman
                                                           Crested Butte Center for the Arts

August 27
Kai Bird, MS; Pulitzer Prize winning author and former Guggenheim Fellow;
“Spies, Lies, & America's Mideast Muddle”
• Granite Sponsorship: Larry Mosher, Robert Fine and Marsha Goldstein •
Crested Butte Center for the Arts

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