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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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Leon Graham




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Some Previous Speakers

Akhill Reed Amar-The Constitution and the Balance of Powers, Dan Rather-The News-What Shouldn't Change, Deborah Richter-Healthcare for All Americans, James Hoge-The Rise of China and the Challenge to America, Jeffrey Sachs-Four Global Crises: Money, Security, Heat, Psychology, John Thornton-China: Our Partner In the World's Future, Mark Bittman-The Future of Food, Muqtedat Khan-The Future of Islam in the West, Sander Vanocur- Can Democracy Survive The Media ,Ralph Nader, Richard Blanco - Inaugural Poet, Sen. James Buckley-Saving Congress From Itself, Professor Richard Elmore-Innovations In the Process of Teaching and Learning.

The Civic Life Project, Sunday, June 12th, 11:30AM, The Millerton Moviehouse

How dang/secure/images/gallery1/92-5J443CYZe6S3.pngerous is the internet to your privacy? How much does religion influence political decisions? What is the real difference in education between prep schools, public high schools and charter schools? These are just a few of the topics student film makers are tackling this year as part of the Civic Life Project. We will screen five mini-documentaries with their students producers on hand to discuss them.

Liberal Arts VS Vocational Education, 7:30 PM, Friday, Sept. 23rd Salisbury School

/secure/images/gallery1/128-LT4G0y9L74Jt.jpgDoes a liberal arts education obtained at great expense prepare students for today's job market? Lynn Pasquerella, Ph.D. says that a discipline fostering critical-thinking, writing and arguing skills is necessary in a rapidly changing, globally interdependent world where the jobs of the future have not yet been invented.

Adam Gopnik, 7:30 PM, Friday, Dec. 2, Housatonic Valley Regional High School

/secure/images/gallery1/130-2GBFjEVe5b8A.jpgParis To the Moon, Angels and Ages, The King In the Window, and The Table Comes First: Family, France and the Meaning of Food. These are just a few of the books, magazine articles and essays to spring from the witty and whimsical mind of Adam Gopnik.


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