Gail Schwartz- Are the Maroon Bells for Sale?: Threat to Public Lands
Senator Schwartz built a distinguished legislative record in education, water, natural resources, and energy. While Colorado State Senate Majority Whip, she was appointed chair of six major Senate committees. As a resident of Crested Butte and 2016 candidate for Congress, she defines the true cost of losing the legacy of our public lands in the West.
Rosa Brooks- How Everything Became War And The Military Became Everything
Rosa Brooks taught at Yale Law School and Harvard. Her most recent book is How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything. She has been a recent guest on Bill Maher and and serves on Harper's Magazine Foundation Board.
July 12, 2017
Nan Aron- The Fight to Save The Federal Judiciary
Nan Aron is nationally recognized for her vast expertise in public interest law, the federal judiciary, and citizen participation in public policy. Nan is the Founder and President of Alliance for Justice, a leading voice on matters related to the federal judiciary.
July 19, 2017
Mark Fallon- Countering Violent Extremism
Mark Fallon is the author of Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon, and US Government Conspired to Torture. He has been involved in some of the most significant terrorism investigations and operations in recent history, including the prosecution of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman (known at "the Blind Sheik") and the attack on the USS Cole (DDG-67).
July 26, 2017
John Bellinger- Trump's National Security Agenda: An Early Assessment
John Bellinger III served as The Legal Adviser for the U.S. Department of State under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He served as Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Legal Advisor to the National Security Council.
August 2, 2017
George Frampton- Climate Change: Prospects for Carbon Pricing
George Frampton graduated from Yale College and Harvard Law School. He is a former prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force. He was chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and President of The Wilderness Society.
August 9, 2017
Ilyse Hogue- The Future is Female
Ilyse Hogue is an expert in organizing and mobilizing grassroots support for media reform and human rights. She is president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. She was a member of the Platform Committee at the most recent Democratic National Convention as well as a featured speaker.
August 16, 2017
Jon Bailey- "Hamilton", The Musical as Social Document
Jon Bailey has a doctorate from Stanford University. He will be discussing how the hit Broadway musical Hamilton has impacted modern American Culture.