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Sarah Susanka

Sarah Susanka


Sarah Susanka, 2017 Dorsett Lecture and Fellowship

April 5, 2017

Noon Workshop: "Aging in Place" (registration open on March 6)

Lecture:  4:30

Both events will be held in Haldeman Center, Room 041.

Acclaimed author of The Not So Big House series, Home By Design and The Not So Big Life

Sarah Susanka's "Not So Big" message has become a launch pad for a new dimension of understanding—not just about how we inhabit our homes, but also about how we inhabit our planet and even our day-to-day lives. As a cultural visionary with an incredible ability to understand the underlying structure of the American lifestyle, Susanka is providing the language and tools that are redefining how we live.

Thought leader, inspirational keynote speaker and acclaimed architect, Susanka is the author of nine books that collectively weave together home and life design, revealing that a "Not So Big" attitude serves not only architectural aims, but life goals as well. Free and open to the public.

Annual Dorsett Lecture and Fellowship

The Dorsett Fellowship was established in 2001 when the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation, in conjunction with Research Corporation Technologies, made a significant donation in honor of Burt Dorsett ’53, establishing an endowed fund. The purpose of the Dorsett fund is to honor the exemplary business career of Burt Dorsett by bringing practitioners of ethics (business leaders, physicians, engineers, etc.) and/or scholars of ethics to the Dartmouth campus. The Dorsett Fellows (complete list) have provided public lectures, conducted guest lectures in college courses, participated in faculty working groups, and spent time pursuing their own research while on campus.

Lecture "Promoting Ethical Development in College Students"

April 17, 2017

Noon Workshop Lunch Discussion "Promoting Ethical Development in College Students". Thomas Plante P'18, Santa Clara University Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J. Professor, Psychology and author of Do the Right Thing: Living Ethically in an Unethical World and Lori Plante P'18, Clinical Psychologist and author, Bleeding to Ease the Pain: Self-Injury, Cutting, and the Adolescent Search for Self. Thomas and Lori Plante’s new book (written while on sabbatical at Dartmouth's Ethics Institute, Spring 2016), Graduating with Honor: Best Practices to Promote Ethical Development in College StudentsLocation: Baker Room 102. Cosponsored by DCAL.Tom PlanteLori Plante

5:30 Student Dinner with authors Tom and Lori PlanteLocation: Ethics Institute Conference Room.

 

 

 

Conference "Fake News in Perilous Times"

April 27, Thursday

5:00 pm         Public Keynote          (Speaker TBD)

April 28, Friday

8:15 – 8:45    Opening Reception, Ethics Institute, 2nd floor of Haldeman

9:00 – 10:30 Panel One:  “New Information Ecologies: Generational Networked Wisdom vs. Fake News” Chair: Mark Williams, Department of Film and Media Studies,

11:00 – 12:30 Panel Two:  “Separating Wheat from Chaff: The Importance of Commentary in a ‘Fake News’ World.”  Chair: Randall Balmer, Dartmouth College Religion Department Chair.

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:00  Panel Three:  “The Ethics of Truth in Contemporary Discourse" Chair: Brendan Nyhan, Professor of Government, Dartmouth College

2017 Aaron Fellow, Neal Katyal, '91, Lecture

May 10, 2017 at 4:30 (Haldeman Center 041)Neal Katyal

Neal Katyal, '91, the former Acting Solicitor General of the United States, focuses on appellate and complex litigation. He has extensive experience in matters of patent, securities, criminal, employment, and constitutional law. Neal has orally argued 28 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, with 26 of them in the last seven years. At the age of 46, he has already argued more cases in U.S. history than has any racial minority attorney with the exception of Thurgood Marshall.

His successful defense of the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, his victorious defense of former Attorney General John Ashcroft for alleged abuses in the war on terror, his unanimous victory against 8 states who sued the nation's leading power plants for contributing to global warming, and a variety of other matters.

As Acting Solicitor General, Katyal was responsible for representing the federal government of the United States in all appellate matters before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals throughout the nation. Neal was also the only head of the Solicitor General's office to argue a case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, on the important question of whether certain aspects of the human genome were patentable. Neal's interest in technology has led him to serve as a Board Partner at Social Capital, a Silicon Valley firm that focuses on technology and philanthropy.

Annual Roger S. Aaron '64 TU'65 Distinguished Lecture on Ethics in Law and Business

Roger S. Aaron '64 a longtime partner at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom helped orchestrate some of the biggest mergers of the past several decades, notably the unions of Exxon and Mobil and Alcatel and Lucent. Throughout his career as a top adviser to the country's biggest corporations, including General Motors and Time Warner — Mr. Aaron cemented a reputation as a trusted adviser to blue-chip companies. Along the way, he built one of the industry's top merger practices. For a complete list of past Aaron Fellows, learn more>>

Annual Dorsett Lecture and Fellowship

The Dorsett Fellowship was established in 2001 when the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation, in conjunction with Research Corporation Technologies, made a significant donation in honor of Burt Dorsett ’53, establishing an endowed fund. The purpose of the Dorsett fund is to honor the exemplary business career of Burt Dorsett by bringing practitioners of ethics (business leaders, physicians, engineers, etc.) and/or scholars of ethics to the Dartmouth campus. The Dorsett Fellows (complete list) have provided public lectures, conducted guest lectures in college courses, participated in faculty working groups, and spent time pursuing their own research while on campus.

Recent Lectures

Winter 2016 Dorsett Fellow, Joel Rosenthal

Dorsett Fellowship lectures have included Roshi Joan Halifax, Anita Allen, and Temple Grandin. Learn more about this lecture series. 

2015 Roger S. Aaron '64 TU'65 Distinguished Lecture on Ethics in Law and Business

2015 Aaron Lecture with Akhil Reed Amar

Watch 2015 lecture with Akhil Reed Amar on YouTube

2014 Aaron Lecture with Ken Feinberg

Watch 2014 lecture with Ken Feinberg on YouTube

Interview with Ken Feinberg

 


 

 

Last Updated: 2/20/17