Steve Coll, Dean of Columbia Journalism School, Author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, and a regular contributor to the New Yorker magazine. Now that the chairman of ExxonMobil has become the Secretary of State Steve Coll is in a unique position to interpret how he may influence events worldwide.
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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
“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.
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.