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Programs from the 2010's



Mirror, Mirror On the Wall: Influences on How We See Ourselves (2010)

Dr. Rosemarie Conforti, Professor, Media Studies, Southern Connecticut State University; Dr. Leif Nordberg, Physician, Stamford Hospital; Maud Purcell, Executive Director, The Life Solutions Center of Darien; Dr. Michele Respaut, Professor, Wellesley College


3R’s + 4C’s = 21st Century Education (2011)

Dr. Catalina Castillo, Principal, Charter School of Educational Excellence (Bronx, NY); Carolyn Copp, faculty, Brockton (MA) High School; Dr. David Karen, Professor, Bryn Mawr College; Dr. Brian Osborne, Superintendent, School District of South Orange and Maplewood (NJ)


Democracy Under Siege: Money, Media and Morals (2012)

John Bonifaz, J.D., Executive Director, Free Speech for People; Stephen Fuzesi, Jr., Visiting Fellow, Brown University; Dr. Hahrie Han, Assistant Professor, Wellesley College


The Politics of Food: Whatever Happened to Old MacDonald’s Farm? (2013)

Dr. Abby Kinchy, Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Dr. Robert Paarlberg, Professor, Wellesley College; Dr. Molly Tambor, Assistant Professor, Long Island University


Crime and Punishment: Justice for All? (2014)
Faith Angell, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Mount Holyoke (BA) and Bryn Mawr (MS) alumna; James Dzurenda, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Corrections; Sean Pica, Executive Director of Hudson Link; Dr. David Weiman, Professor of Economics at Barnard College

Income Inequality: What’s Happening to the American Dream? (2015)
Douglas Amy, Professor of Politics, Mount Holyoke College; Gene Callahan, Professor of Economics, SUNY Purchase; Ilene Lang, Past president of Catalyst, Inc. and Radcliffe College alumna; Markella Rutherford, Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College

Social Media and You: Unraveling the Mysteries and Realities
Carole Bell, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Northeastern University and Radcliffe alumna; Jane Elizabeth, Senior Research Project Manager, American Press Institute; Gwyneth Jackaway, Associate Chair, Department of Communication and Media Studies, Fordham University, and Barnard alumna; Brenda Lewis, Principal, Transactions Marketing, Inc. and Smith alumna

Reclaiming Our Democracy (2017)

Dr. Douglas Amy, Professor of Politics, Mount Holyoke College; Toni Boucher, Connecticut State Senator; Dr. Eric Fogg, CEO, Reconsider Media; Melissa Kane, Mount Holyoke alumna and Chair, Westport Democratic Committee

Artificial Intelligence (AI): The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown (2018)

Dr. Valerie Barr, alumna and Chair, Computer Science Department, Mount Holyoke College; Dr. Roger Berkowitz, Professor of Political Studies and Human Rights, Bard College; Dr. Mark Weinstock, Clinical Associate Professor of Economics, Pace University; and Andree Pruitt, Program Director, Client Segment Marketing, IBM Global Markets

Global Warming: Confronting the Challenge (2019)

Dr. Alexi Arango, Associate Professor of Physics, Mount Holyoke College; Dr. Elizabeth DeSombre, Professor of Environmental Studies, Wellesley College; Dr. Pinar Keskin, Assistant Professor of Economics, Wellesley College; and Dr. Martin Stute, Professor of Environmental and Applied Sciences, Barnard College

How We Can Avert the Next Pandemic (2021)

Using Environmental Law and Policy to Prevent Zoonotic Diseases 


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