The Public Policy Forum of Crested Butte
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Public Policy Forum Speakers  2014 - 2009




Speakers Presenting Many Sides:

                                                 We've never backed away from the tough questions.....
                                                                        or the answers.

2016 Forum Calendar:

June 22, 2016
KEN SALAZAR, JD:
“AMERICA: THE QUEST FOR INCLUSIVE POLITICS”

June 29, 2016
JARED BERNSTEIN, PhD:
“REDUCING INCOME INEQUALITY THROUGH INCLUSIVE GROWTH”

July 6, 2016
RICHARD SCHMALENSEE, PhD:
“WHY CLIMATE CHANGE IS THE HARDEST POLICY PROBLEM”

July 13, 2016
T. R. REID: HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYBODY: AROUND THE WORLD AND RIGHT HERE AT HOME

July 20, 2016
TIMOTHY QUILL, MD & LOIS COURT, MPA:
“PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED DEATH: PROGRESS OR PERIL?”

July 27, 2016
BRIAN MCPEEK, MS: "TRANSLATING CONSERVATION SCIENCE INTO PUBLIC POLICY"
*CO-PRESENTED WITH:  THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY*

August 3, 2016
DEVON CONE: “THE GLOBAL REFUGEE CRISIS: HOW DO WE RESPOND?”

August 10, 2016
ERNEST HOUSE, JR.: “THE UTES: COLORADO'S FORGOTTEN PEOPLE”



2015 Forum Calendar:

July 1
Myles Rademan; “Crested Butte vs. the Real World: Resort Towns' Challenging Future”

July 8
Trevor Potter, JD; “The Money in Politics Disaster: Where Do We Go from Here”

July 15
Richard Allen, JD; “The Supreme Court: The Most Dangerous Branch”

July 22
William Lanouette, PhD; Why We Dropped the Bomb and Who May be Next”

July 29
Mark Udall; “Global Terrorism: Insights Gained in Four Years on the Senate Intelligence Committee”

August 5
Mark McKinnon; “Is America’s Democracy Working”

August 12
Joel Gallant, MD, M.P.H.; “Epidemics and Infectious Diseases: Will the Microbes Win in the End?”

August 19
Jim Havey for Stephen Grace; “The Great Divide: The Past, Present and Future of Colorado Water” a film.



2014 Forum Calendar:

July 9
Valerie Plame, MS: “The NSA Revelation: It's Not about Snowden"

July 16
Michael Brune: “One-way Ticket: 100% Clean Energy”

July 23
Susan N. Herman, JD: “Is the Patriot Act Patriotic?”

July 30
Steve Schmidt: “The Party of Lincoln, Ike and Reagan in the Age of Demint, Cruz and the radio right”

August 6
Wes Jackson, Ph.D.: “The Upcoming Agriculture Revolution”

August 13
Caroline Isaacs: “Crime Pays: For Profit Incarceration”

August 20
Elizabeth Overton Colton, Ph.D.: "Beyond the Headlines:  Deciphering the News of Global Politics and Diplomacy"

August 27
Kai Bird, MS: “Spies, Lies, & America's Mideast Muddle”



2013 Forum Calendar:

July 10
Jack Cochran, MD, FACS: “Health Care Reform”

July 17
Phillip Walker, JD: “Afghanistan: The Next Ten Years

 July 24
Thomas B. Gold, PhD: “The U.S. and China, Version 2013

July 31
Joseph Cirincione, MS: “Nuclear Nightmares”


August 7
Mark Keightley, PhD: “Taxing American Corporations in an Increasingly Global Economy”


August 14
Andrew Stahl, BS: “The Real Threats to Our National Forests: Deficits and Devolution”


August 21
Heather Hurlburt, MA: “Drones: the Future of War?”

August 28 
Gerald Nelson, PhD: “Global Warming and Food Production"
    



2012 Forum Calendar:

July 11   
Loren Steffy:  “America's Energy Quandary”   SPEAKERS AUDIO LINK *

July 18   
SPEAKER CHANGE: Dr. William Niemi:  “Washington's Gridlock: Is Our Constitution the Problem?”

July 25    
David Cay Johnston:  “Real Tax Reform”   SPEAKERS AUDIO LINK*

August 1      
Janine Benyus:  “Biomimicry: How It Can Help Sustain Us”   SPEAKERS AUDIO LINK*


August 8     
Dr. William H. Brands:  “The Dollar's Past, Present and Future"   SPEAKERS AUDIO LINK*
  
August 15     
David Bender:  “Our Nation's Political Paralysis”   SPEAKERS AUDIO LINK*


August 22     
Dr. Jeremy A. Lazarus:  “The Affordable Care Act: What Now?"   SPEAKERS AUDIO LINK*


2011 Forum Calendar:


July 6        Audio Topic        Audio Q & A
Professor John Harte:  “Can We Prevent Global Climate Disruption?”

July 13        Audio Topic          Audio Q & A
Ed Zwick:  “Politics in Film: Film in Politics”

July 20        *Due to technical difficulties these podcasts are not available*
Daniel Wordsworth: "Haiti: What's Next?"

July 27        Audio Topic
        Audio Q & A
Philip C. Wilcox, Jr.:  “The Middle East:
“Turmoil, Change, and the Deepening Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”

August 3        Audio Topic       
Audio Q & A
Professor David M. Kennedy:  “The Rise of U.S. Poverty,
or America's Second Gilded Age"

August 10        Audio Topic       
Audio Q & A
Professor Andy Silverman:  “The U.S. - Mexican Border:
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”

August 17        Audio Topic        Audio Q & A 
Andrew Romanoff:  “How Money Corrupts Elections"

August 24        *Due to technical difficulties these podcasts are not available*

Dr. Ned Calonge: “Federal Health Care Reform Explained"


2010 Forum Calendar:

July 7         Audio Topic        Audio Q & A
William H. Luers:  “A New Way to Deal with Iran”

July 14      
Audio Topic        Audio Q & A
Ellen Weiss:  “The Revolution in Journalism”

July 21      
Audio Topic        Audio Q & A
Jeremy Ben-Ami:  “Now or Never: Moment of Truth to End the Israel - Palestine Impasse ”

August 4    
Audio Topic        Audio Q & A
Leonard S. Rubenstein:  “Torture by the U.S.: Origins, Consequences, and Legacy”

August 11  
Audio Topic        Audio Q & A
Michael Hurley:  “The Terrorist Threat: At Home and Abroad"

August 18  
Audio Topic        Audio Q & A  (Audio unavailable due to technical difficulties)
George Weiblen, Brian Vicente, Susan Parker:
  “The Cannabis Conundrum: The Science and
Politics of America’s Most Controversial Plant”

August 25  
Audio Topic        Audio Q & A
Sister Helen Prejean:  “Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues"

               

2009 Forum Calendar:

July 8th

Julia Bolz: “Journey with an Afghan School”


July 15th
Paul R. Ehrlich: "The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment"


July 22nd
Justice Greg Hobbs: "Water in the 21st Century: What We've Got and Where Do We Go?"


July 29th
Hedrick Smith: "Polluted Waters: A National Problem"


August 5th
Professor Caroline Brettell: “Immigration Reform: National Policy and Local Impacts”


August 12th
General Joseph Ralston (ret.): “The U.S.'s Evolving Roll in International Security


August 19th     
Professor H. William Brands: “What FDR Would Tell Barack Obama”


August 26th
Robert D. Brickman, M.D.: “Healthcare in the Gunnison Valley: Future Implications” 

  
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