Designing a Green Lifestyle
Event Date : 06/08/2007
On Friday, June 8, 2007, 7:30 pm at The Hotchkiss School, Bruce S. Fowle, FAIA, LEEDA, spoke on “Designing a Green Lifestyle”. Senior Principal of FX Fowle Architects and a pioneer of sustainable architecture, Mr. Fowle co-founded his firm in 1978 on the philosophical basis that architecture must be conscious and respectful of context and utility while enriching the human experience. Since that time, he has guided his firm to international recognition for excellence in design and environmental responsibility. His work has earned the firm awards including a 2001 National Honor Award for Design, the highest honor that the American Institute of Architects bestows on a project, for the Conde Nast Building in Times Square. Ranging from private residences to cultural/educational institutions and large-scale multi-use complexes, Mr. Fowle’s work has been published worldwide. His current work includes the New York Times building, a new School of Management at Syracuse University, and the expansion of the Jacob Javits Convention Center. As a long-time proponent of environmental conservation, Mr. Fowle helped guide the firm to a leadership position in sustainable design. In addition to sharing his perspective on environmentally sensitive architecture, Mr. Fowle will present his thoughts on its application to local building challenges.

Global Competitiveness and the Challenge to American Education
Event Date : 04/13/2007
Dr. Evan Dobelle, spoke on “Global Competitiveness and the Challenge to American Education” on April 13, 2007 at Salisbury School. An educator and politician, Dr. Dobelle is currently the Executive Director of the Northeast Association of Colleges and Universities. He has been president of the University of Hawaii, Trinity College in Hartford, and City College of San Francisco. In the Carter administration, he served as US Chief of Protocol for the White House, and Assistant Secretary of State with the rank of ambassador. During the Reagan governorship in California, he served on his commission for educational reform. Dr. Dobelle has an abiding interest in educational reform and competitiveness.

Healthcare for all Americans
Event Date : 12/08/2006
December 8, 2006 at The Hotchkiss School’s Walker Auditorium: Dr. Deborah Richter, a family practitioner from Cambridge, Vermont, author, and Health Care Reform Activist in Montpelier, Vermont discussed “Healthcare for all Americans.” Dr. Richter has played a leading role in getting a comprehensive universal healthcare bill passed in the Vermont legislature. Her research has examined the dysfunctional nature of parts of the American healthcare system. She has been a critic of the status quo and a strong advocate for universal healthcare. She is a past president of Physicians for a National Health Program and is president of Vermont Health Care for All. Dr. Richter co-authored a book, “At the Crossroads: The Future of Health Care in Vermont” (2005) with former Health and Human Services Secretary Cornelius Hogan and Journalist Terry Doran. This Forum was cosponsored by The Foundation for Community Health.

The Constitution and the Balance of Powers
Event Date : 10/20/2006
Over 250 people braved blustery, cold winds and power outages on Friday, October 20, 2006 to learn about “The Constitution and the Balance of Powers,” in a spell-binding presentation by Prof. Akiel Reed Amar of Yale Law School. Prof. Amar regularly receives top ranking from Yale students, and the discussion was a terrific experience just before the mid-term elections. Thanks to Salisbury School for hosting us!