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Welcome to Dartmouth NEXT, a virtual forum of big ideas—developed to bring the best of Dartmouth to our global community. Explore contemporary issues, engage in conversations around the world’s great challenges, and enjoy not-to-miss events from campus and ‘round the girdled earth. This is what’s NEXT for Dartmouth.

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short talks on big ideas

Go back to class with our expert Dartmouth faculty for short seminars on their academic passions. Learn more about groundbreaking research, new methods of teaching, and the ways our teacher-scholars are changing the world.

SHORT TALKS ON BIG IDEAS

Mary Coffey on Orozco's American Epic

Join Professor of Art History Mary Coffey, as she takes us on a journey through the Baker Library lower level reading room to learn more about one of Dartmouth’s most treasured works, The Epic of American Civilization.

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JEREMY DESILVA ON THE EVOLUTION OF UPRIGHT WALKING

Learn more about Associate Professor of Anthropology, Jeremy DeSilva’s fascinating research on the origins of upright walking in the human lineage through the fossil record..

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DANIEL ROCKMORE ON MACHINE LEARNING AND CREATIVITY

Associate Professor Dan Rockmore explores the future of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and its influence on human creativity.

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Past events

Great Issues, New Perspectives

WHAT DOES A RISING CHINA MEAN FOR THE U.S. AND THE WORLD?

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson Jr. ’68 H’07 talks with Associate Professor of Government Jennifer Lind about the delicate power dynamics and future of relations between the western world and rising superpower China.

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HOT SEAT: LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Jeff Immelt ’78 talks with Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management Vijay Govindarajan about how leaders need to persevere during turbulent times.

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WILL WE EVER HAVE “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL?”

MacArthur Fellow, legal scholar, and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed ’81 discusses the paradox of America’s historic commitment to freedom and its real history of slavery and racism with Associate Professor of History Julia Rabig.

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next from across campus

Here are some upcoming events from all corners of Dartmouth that you won't want to miss.

Alumnae Authors: In Their Words - THE PLOT by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Please join us for the fifth virtual book club in our alumnae author series, held in partnership with alumna-owned Still North Books & Bar in Hanover. Our Fall 2021 event will feature Jean Hanff Korelitz '83, whose new book The Plot is a propulsive read about a story too good not to steal, and the writer who steals it. Korelitz will be joined in conversation by Sarah McCraw Crow '87. Reading the book is encouraged, but not required to attend.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 
7:00pm to 9:00pm EDT

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Both Sides of the Lens: Portrait Photography

John Stomberg, the Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art, discusses a new photography exhibition at the Hood, featuring notable artists on both sides of the lens. The photographers are famous practitioners from Matthew Brady to Annie Leibovitz. Their subjects are artists, writers, and thinkers such as Albert Camus, Frida Kahlo, Edgar Allen Poe, and Alice Walker. Stomberg talks about a special balance of creative power required between portrait photographers and their subject.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
12:30–1:15 p.m. EST

Presented by the Hood Museum of Art

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