We bring public policy experts to the Steamboat community.

All seminars are nonpartisan and free to the public.


To provide nonpartisan, educational dialogues with distinguished speakers on important public policy issues, free of charge, to the larger Yampa Valley community.

2024 Seminars

Andrew Selee, PhD

Monday, July 15, 2024

Root Causes of Immigration Issues at Our Southern Border 

Andrew Selee, PhD, President, Migration Policy Institute, Washington, DC

Andrew Selee is president of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan body working with a wide range of stakeholders on immigration and integration policies. Its focus is on fact-based research, dialogue, and the development of new ideas in response to complex policy questions.  

Nancy Gibbs

Monday, July 22, 2024

Policy Issues Driving the 2024 Presidential Election

Nancy Gibbs Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Nancy Reid Gibbs is an essayist, speaker and presidential historian, and former Editor-in-Chief of TIME magazine. She is currently Lombard Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and Edward R. Murrow Professor of the Practice of Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.

Robert Daly

Monday, August 5, 2024

Confronting an Increasingly Aggressive China

Robert Daly, Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Wilson Center, Washington, DC

Robert Daly is director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and is recognized internationally as a leading authority on U.S. – China relations.

Zvi Mowshowitz

Monday, August 12, 2024

AI and Our Future: Public Policy Dimensions

Zvi Mowshowitz, AI writer and expert, New York, NY

Zvi Mowshowitz is an author and internet writer who covers the world of AI, including implications for technology, work, people and our future. Much of his work deals with large language models like ChatGPT and its growing list of competitors.

2024 Past Seminars

Nathaniel Keohane, PhD

Monday, July 8, 2024

Climate Change: Status, Outlook, Impacts and Viable Actions

Nathaniel Keohane, PhD, President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Arlington, VA

Nat Keohane is president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization working toward practical solutions to climate change.  

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