Great Issues, New Perspectives

ALL NEW: Season 2

Louise Erdrich and Bruce duthu


The Urgency of Indigenous Fiction: A Conversation with Louise Erdrich ’76

Thursday, April 28, 8 p.m. ET

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

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Kimberly Juanita Brown and Maxwell Anderson 77

Amplifying Stories Through Art

Thursday, February 17, 8 p.m. ET

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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Amber Barnato and John Rich


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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Rob Watson and Alexis Abramson

Green Building, Energy, and Our Global Future

Known as the "Founding Father of LEED," Robert Watson ’84 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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Rembert Browne and Joshua Bennett

What Is Fact and What Is Fiction?

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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Daryl Roth and Peter Weber

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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Vijay Govindarajan and Jeff Immelt

Hot Seat: Leadership in Times of Crisis

Former General Electric CEO 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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Annette Gordon Reed and Julia Rabig

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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Jennifer Lind and Henry Paulson

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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Marcelo Gleiser and Latif Nasser

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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