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. 

We invite you to explore our website, send us your comments, support the Salisbury Forum with your contribution, and join us at our programs when you can.

We’d love to welcome you.

Leon Graham




All Salisbury Forum Programs are free and open to the public.

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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, Paul Goldberger-Why Architecture Matters, Ralph Nader-Citizen Action, Anne Garrels-Putin Country -Video, Adam Gopnik - Writing Sanely About Politics in a Less-Than-Sane America - Video

Newtown, 11:30 AM, Sunday, January 29, 2017, The Moviehouse, Millerton, NY

/secure/images/gallery1/133-CDBDd1rnrR02.jpgNewtown is a riveting new documentary detailing the trauma and tribulations of families and community members dealing with emotions and life after the massacre of 20 children ages 6-7 years old and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut by 20 year-old Adam Lanza.

The Refugee Crisis, 7:30 PM, Friday, April 21, 2017, The Salisbury School

The international refugee crisis is staggering in its numbers and complexity. More than 65 million people worldwide. More than 4 Million from Syria alone.

/secure/images/gallery1/135-69V4TM7H4vA0.jpgGeorge Rupp Knows the refugee problems well. He was president of the International Rescue Committee for 11 years directing a staff of 12 thousand colleagues in more than 40 countries.

Bringing Nature Home, 7:30 PM, Friday, May 12, 2017, Hotchkiss

/secure/images/gallery1/136-CjZjrts3Rhhz.jpgIn the past we have ignored the vital role plants play in our landscapes. We can no longer landscape with aesthetics as our only goal. Professor Doug Tallamy says "We must also consider the function of our landscapes if we hope to avoid a mass extinction that we ourselves are not likely to survive."


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