As part of KUNC’s mission to not only entertain, but to educate as well, the station airs our seminars which focus on domestic policy, foreign policy, social issues, health, the economy, natural resources, and the environment. Visit KUNC and listen to Seminars at Steamboat.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Future of the Democratic and Republican Parties. A policy discussion between Elaine Kamarck of The Brookings Institution and Morris Fiorina of The Hoover Institution, moderated by NPR Washington correspondent Ron Elving.
Monday, July 30, 2018
The Road Ahead for Autonomous Vehicles. A nonpartisan policy talk with Robert Puentes, president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a non-profit think tank with the mission of improving transportation policy and leadership.
Monday, July 23, 2018
Cyber Conflict: The Perfect Weapon: How Cyber Conflict is Changing How Nations Compete and Conflict. A nonpartisan policy talk with New York Times national security correspondent and bestselling author David Sanger.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Diplomacy and Action: U.S. Options for North Korea. Led by Christopher Hill, former ambassador to Iraq and Korea, among other posts, and head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks from 2005-2009 on the North Korean nuclear issue.
Monday, July 9, 2018
A Bipartisan Roadmap for the American Healthcare System. Led by Stuart Butler, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and former board member of Health Care Services of the National Academy of Medicine and health adviser for the Congressional Budget Office.
Monday, August 7, 2017
The Nation’s Highest Court: On the Cusp of Change. Led by Marcia Coyle, Chief Washington Correspondent for The National Law Journal, a national weekly newspaper that covers law and litigation.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Growth and the Economy: Where Is It Headed? Led by Robert J. Gordon, one of the world’s leading experts on inflation, unemployment, and long-term economic growth.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Brexit: What Lies Ahead for Britain and Europe? Led by Douglas Alexander, a former top British Labour politician who currently serves as Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and as a visiting professor at King’s College, London.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Fact Checking: Fake News and the Roles of the Press. Led by Kathleen Hall Jamieson, a professor and director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania who runs FactCheck.org.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Inequality and the American Dream. Led by Richard Reeves is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution and co-director of the Center on Children and Families.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
U.S. – Russia Conflict: The New Normal? Led by Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center and an expert on U.S. relations with the states of the former Soviet Union, particularly Russia.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Radical Islam and Terrorism, Views from the U.S. and Europe. Led by two Brookings Institution scholars, William McCants, a fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy and director of the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, and Philippe Le Corre, a visiting fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe.
Monday, July 11, 2016
It’s Even Worse Than It Was: Examining Our Political Mess. Led by Norman Ornstein, political scientist and contributing writer for The Atlantic, a contributing editor and columnist for National Journal, and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
Monday, August 24, 2015
The New Middle East Disorder. Led by Martin Indyk, Executive Vice President of the Brookings Institution
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Drones: Can They Revolutionize Aviation Without Endangering Safety and Privacy? Led by Craig Whitlock, a journalist who covers the Pentagon and national security for the Washington Post
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Food or Consequences? Global Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability. Led by Chris Barrett, Director of the Charles Dyson School of Applied Management and Economics at Cornell University.
Monday, July 20th, 2015
The Shifting Dynamics Between Men and Women: Implications for Marriage, Work and More. Led by Hanna Rosin, a senior editor at Atlantic magazine and author of The End of Men and the Rise of Women
Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Cyber Insecurity. Exploring what it means for national security and what we can do about it. Led by Richard Danzig, Chairman of the Board of the Center for a New American Security and former Secretary of the Navy.
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
Ethical Challenges, Ethical Answers. This seminar is led by Arthur Caplan, Director of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University Langone Medical Center.
Monday, July 28th, 2014
A discussion about U.S. Relations with Russia, Ukraine, and the Former Soviet Region. Led by Matthew Rojansky, Director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center.
Thursday, July 10th, 2014
Charles Murray, fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and Timothy Smeeding, director at the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin. Moderator: Belle Sawhill, a founder of the Seminars and senior fellow at Brookings Institution.
Robert O’Harrow, a reporter specializing in cybersecurity on the Investigative Unit of the Washington Post…
A discussion moderated by Belle Sawhill, Brookings Institution economist and founding member of the Seminars with:
- Martin Feldstein, Chief Economic Adviser to President Ronald Regan and professor of economics at Harvard University
- William Gale, Vice President and Director of the Economics Studies Program at The Brookings Institution