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. Topics have included global warming and its effects on New England, immigration from a national and local perspective, the meaning of Islam, the Constitution and the Presidency, civic responsibility in public discourse as reflected in documentary films created by HVRHS students, international relations, Orville Schell speaking about U.S. / China relations, and a February 2011 screening of the award-winning film, “End of the Line”, as a collaboration with the FilmWorks Forum at the Moviehouse in Millerton and with commentary by actor Sam Waterston, board member of Oceana.
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. All forum events are open to the public without charge. We’d love to welcome you.
On behalf of the Forum Board, I hope you enjoy exploring our website. We look forward to meeting you at a future Forum.
"Since he rose to power over a decade ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin has striven to assert Russia as a great power," Thomas Graham says. "His recent initiative on Syria has put it back on center stage, at least in the Middle East. But Russia's slowing economic growth and a range of foreign policy challenges raise questions about its future as a great power. What does Putin's Russia need to do domestically and abroad to fulfill its … Read More >
The New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert has spent more than ten years traveling around the world interviewing top scientists and people living near the north pole to get to the heart of the debate about global warming. Her ground breaking three part series "The Climate of Man" in The New Yorker won the 2005 National Magazine Award in the "Public Interest" category. Her book Field Notes From A Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change in … Read More >