We bring public policy experts to the Steamboat community.

All seminars are nonpartisan and free to the public.

2020 Seminars

Amy Walter

Monday, July 13, 2020

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The 2020 Election in a Time of Pandemic

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.

Amna Nawaz

Monday, July 20, 2020

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Immigration in the Time of COVID: Consequences for Election 2020

Amna Nawaz joined PBS NewsHour in April 2018 and serves as senior national correspondent and primary substitute anchor. Prior to joining NewsHour, Nawaz was an anchor and correspondent at ABC News, anchoring breaking news coverage and leading the network’s digital coverage of the 2016 presidential election.

Admiral Jim Stavridis

Monday, July 27, 2020

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Leadership and Geopolitics in the Time of Coronavirus

A Florida native, Jim Stavridis attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, earned a PhD from The Fletcher School at Tufts, and spent 37 years in the Navy, rising to the rank of 4-star admiral. Among his many commands were four years as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, where he oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Balkans and counter-piracy off the coast of Africa.

Sandra Postel

Monday, August 3, 2020

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Our Freshwater Future: Building Water Security in A Changing World

Sandra Postel is founding director of the Global Water Policy Project and author of Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity.  From 2009-2015, she served as lead water expert and Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society.  She is co-creator of Change the Course, the water stewardship initiative awarded the 2017 U.S. Water Prize for restoration of depleted rivers and wetlands.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Monday, August 10, 2020

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Cyber Hacking and the 2020 Election

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, the Walter and Leonore Director of the university’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Program Director of the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands.

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