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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.

New live series
great issues new perspectives

Great Issues, New Perspectives is a new live series that takes a leap into the future by building on Dartmouth’s past. In a modern take on the Great Issues program that was once a hallmark of the Dartmouth experience, Great Issues, New Perspectives looks at the world’s great challenges with fresh eyes. Each month, well-known alumni experts sit down with current faculty scholars for unfiltered conversations around some of the most intriguing questions that face us today.

John Sloan Dickey

John Sloan Dickey with colleagues outside of Dartmouth Hall after a Great Issues class.

Hank Paulson and Jennifer Lind

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

MARCH 4, 8 PM EST

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. Watch live on March 4 at 8 p.m.

 

Watch tonight at 8 p.m.

Coming up next

Annette Gordon Reed and Julia Rabig

WILL WE EVER HAVE “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL?”

APRIL 15 at 8 p.m. EST

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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Peter Hackett and Daryl Roth

WHY IS THEATER IMPORTANT IN TIMES OF CRISIS?

MAY 13

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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Rembert Browne and Joshua Bennett

WHAT IS FACT AND WHAT IS FICTION?

June 17

Writer and Creative Lead 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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Short talks on big topics logo

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

next from across campus

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

Sunflower
The Radical Joy Project

A unique exploration of how music, theater, and movement can be tools for radicalizing the imagination and freeing the creative spirit within. A series of three performances, directed by Dartmouth artists.

March 6-8, 2021
8:00 p.m. EST, each evening

Presented by the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning and the Hopkins Center for the Arts

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The 60th Anniversary of the Peace Corps

Mark Shriver, president of Save the Children Action Network, and Glenn Blumhorst, president and CEO of the National Peace Corps Association, speak on the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps. Hosted by Elizabeth J. Wilson, director of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
7:00–8:00 p.m. EST

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