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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.

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.

 

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Past events

AMPLIFYING UNTOLD STORIES THROUGH ART

Maxwell L. Anderson ’77, President of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation connects with Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing Kimberly Juanita Brown in a conversation about the vital intersection of storytelling, social justice, and the arts.

 

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THE URGENCY OF INDIGENOUS FICTION: A CONVERSATION WITH LOUISE ERDRICH ’76

Pulitzer prize-winning author Louise Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) ’76 and N. Bruce Duthu (Houma) ’80, Samson Occom Professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies discuss the role of fiction writers and contemporary Indigenous writing.

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RETHINKING HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

Leader in public health and former Dartmouth trustee John Rich ’80 talks with Director of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice Amber E. Barnato about new models of healthcare delivery, mental health, and the state of public health in cities.

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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.

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Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Powerful themes and explosive choreography lie at the heart of Camille Brown’s dance trilogy on race, culture, and identity, comprised of Mr. TOL E. RAncE, BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, and Ink. This program features highlights from all three works. Camille Brown is the first Black director of a Metropolitan Opera mainstage production.

The Moore Theater, Hopkins Center

Friday, September 23, 2022
7:30 p.m. EST
Saturday, September 24, 2022
7:30 p.m. EST

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MisInformation/DisInformation—Vaccine Hesitancy: Sources and Solutions

Dartmouth faculty from the Department of Government, Tuck School of Business, and the Geisel School of Medicine discuss COVID and the challenges faced with information hacking as an element of effective public health. Panelists include Brendan Nyhan, James O. Freedman Presidential Professor of Government; Lindsey Leininger, clinical professor of business administration at Tuck; and Kendall Hoyt, assistant professor of medicine at Geisel.

Filene Auditorium, Moore Building at Dartmouth

Thursday, September 29, 2022
4:30–6:00 p.m. EST

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