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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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, Richard Blanco - Inaugural Poet, Sen. James Buckley-Saving Congress From Itself, Professor Richard Elmore-Innovations In the Process of Teaching and Learning.

Ralph Nader: Housatonic Valley Regional High School, 7:30 PM, March 4, 2016

/secure/images/gallery1/120-nZXhQvsLXsAQ.jpgThis is the 50th anniversary of Ralph Nader’s Unsafe At Any Speed a book that launched the modern consumer movement. It took only five months for Congress to pass and President Johnson to sign into law the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission. According to the Center for Auto safety NHTSA’s design standards, recalls, and general auto-safety-related measures would reduce the rate of deaths per mile driven by nearly 80 percent.

The U.S. and Iran, 7:30 PM, Friday, April 15th, The Salisbury School

Can we ever trust Iran? To answer that question we have to know the Iranians. We have to understand a country with a history that goes back a thousand years.

/secure/images/gallery1/121-5aczLL36YdPa.jpgFiroozeh Kashani-Sabet has made the study of Iranian and Middle East history a life long passion. Born in Tehran she was an eyewitness to the 1979 Iranian revolution. She lived through the start of the Iran-Iraq war before leaving for France and then the United States. She credits her yea...

The Civic Life Project

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.

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