We bring public policy experts to the Steamboat community.

All seminars are nonpartisan and free to the public.

2019 Seminars

Amy Walter

Monday, August 12, 2019


State of Play—The 2020 Election

Having built a reputation as an accurate, objective and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers, Washington political journalist and national editor of the Cook Political Report Amy Walter discusses the 2020 elections.

Richard Norton Smith

Monday, August 5, 2019


How Do You Get to Mt. Rushmore: Can Presidential Character be Set in Stone?

Nationally revered author and presidential historian Richard Norton Smith shares his broad insight gleaned during research for his award-winning biographies and his experiences as director of the libraries for Presidents Hoover, Eisenhower, Reagan, Ford and Lincoln.

Robert Daly

Monday, July 29, 2019


U.S.-China Relations: Can We Step Back from the Brink?

Current director of the Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, a former U.S. diplomat in Beijing and  producer of Chinese-language versions of Sesame Street, Robert Daly is recognized East and West as a leading authority on Sino-U.S. relations.

Dr. John Holdren

Monday, July 15, 2019


Meeting the Climate-Change Challenge: What We Know. What We Expect. What We Should Do.

As the longest serving White House Science Advisor, former director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner and current Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Dr. John Holdren addresses the future of climate change.

Edward Alden

Monday, July 8, 2019


Trade Wars and the Global Trading Order: Reform or Collapse?

The Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow specializing in U.S. economic competitiveness, trade and immigration policy, and author of Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, Edward Alden shares his perspectives on international trade policy.

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