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Welcome to the Salisbury Forum website. 
We hope you will explore its various parts to learn about our programs and to get a sense of the breadth and scope of Forum events.

Our mission is to present to the community opportunities to experience presentations by expert speakers on matters of interest to us locally, regionally, nationally and globally. 

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Donald Ross

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Some Previous Speakers and Videos

Civic Life Project 2017 Student Documentary Films - Video

Dr. Doug Tallamy - How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife - Video

Dr. George Rupp - Refuge from Conflicts - Video

Adam Gopnik - Writing Sanely About Politics in a Less-Than-Sane America - Video

Anne Garrels - Putin Country - Video

Ralph Nader - Citizen Action

Paul Goldberger - Why Architecture Matters 

Professor Richard Elmore - Innovations in the Process of Teaching and Learning

Sen. James Buckley - Saving Congress from Itself

Richard Blanco - Inaugural Poet 

Sander Vanocur - Can Democracy Survive the Media?

Muqtedat Khan - The Future of Islam in the West

Mark Bittman - The Future of Food

John Thornton - China: Our Partner in the World's Future

Jeffrey Sachs - Four Global Crises: Money, Security, Heat, Psychology

James Hoge - The Rise of China and the Challenge to America

Deborah Richter - Healthcare for All Americans

Dan Rather - The News - What Shouldn't Change

Akhill Reed Amar - The Constitution and the Balance of Powers

FORUMS
STEVE COLL on "Journalism in the Age of Trump" -- 7:30 PM, Friday, September 22, 2017, The Hotchkiss School

Steve Coll, Dean of Columbia Journalism School, Author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, and a regular contributor to the New Yorker magazine. He is the author of seven books of nonfiction, and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Between 1985 and 2005, he was a reporter, foreign correspondent and senior editor at the Washington Post.  He joined The New Yorker in 2006, where he has written on international politics, American politics and national security, intelligence controversies and the media. 

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AKHIL AMAR on "The Constitution Today" -- 7:30 PM, Friday, October 27, 2017, Salisbury School

“In order to preserve protect and defend the Constitution … you have to know it, and I don’t know how much he (Donald Trump) has actually thought about it,” Akhil Amar told an audience earlier this year. One of America's premier constitutional scholars Dr. Amar was discussing his new book The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of our Era. 

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MARTIN SMITH on "Proxy Wars in the Middle East: Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the US" -- 7:30 PM, Friday, December 1, 2017, The Salisbury School

In his 25 year career producing documentaries for Frontline on PBS Martin Smith has reported from virtually all the hot spots. Few people know the politics, ethnic and religious complexities and impact of American actions better. 

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