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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.

Rob Watson and Alexis Abramson

GREEN BUILDING, ENERGY, AND OUR GLOBAL FUTURE

November 18, 2021

8 PM

Known as the "Founding Father of LEED," Robert Watson ’84 is a Principal at Upland Road Advisors, an innovator in waste separation and processing that can recycle 95% of the waste stream. Tune in as he talks with dean of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth Alexis Abramson about the inevitable role of green building on our global future. 

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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.

 

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Past events

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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WHY IS THEATER IMPORTANT IN TIMES OF CRISIS?

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Daryl Roth P’93 GP’24 talks with Avalon Foundation Chair of the Humanities Peter Hackett ’75 about the unique ways live theater builds bridges across cultural divides and what post-pandemic theater may look like.

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WHAT IS FACT AND WHAT IS FICTION?

Creative Lead, Brand and Voice at Twitter Rembert Browne ’09 joins Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Joshua Bennett for a conversation about the challenges of storytelling via new media in the age of instantaneous communication.

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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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WHY DOES SCIENCE MATTER?

Join Latif Nasser ’08, host of the Radiolab podcast series and Netflix’s Connected: The Hidden Science of Everything for a conversation with Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and Templeton Prize-winning physicist Marcelo Gleiser about science skepticism and the need for empirical evidence as a way to keep our society whole.

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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.


VIVA MOMIX

Founded and directed by Pilobolus cofounder Moses Pendleton ’71, MOMIX is internationally lauded for their imaginative works of astounding physicality that combine choreography, costumes, lights, sets, and sounds. Viva MOMIX is for all ages, inviting you to sit back, suspend your disbelief, and enjoy the magic of movement. 

Moore Theater, Hopkins Center

  • Friday, Dec. 3, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 4, 2 pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 4, 7:30 pm
    This event includes a pre-show talk at 6:15 pm.

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Conversations on South Asia with Nicole Karapanagiotis

Nicole Karapanagiotis discusses the new branding of the Hare Krishna Movement in India and the United States. Known primarily for their exuberant Hindu-style temple workshop and orange robes, members of the group are radically reinventing their public presentation to attract a global audience. Karapanagiotis is chair and associate professor of religion at Rutgers University.

Presented by the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program at Dartmouth

12:15pm to 1:15pm EST

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