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Sarah Susanka

Sarah Susanka


Sarah Susanka, 2017 Dorsett Lecture and Fellowship

Acclaimed architect, thought leader, and inspirational speaker.  Author of The Not So Big House series and The Not So Big Life

April 5, 2017

12:00—1:30: Presentation and Discussion "Reinventing Our Homes and Communities for Aging Independence."

Registration required, lunch provided. (Haldeman Center, Room 041) Registration SOLD OUT>>

It takes the presence of every generation to create a balanced environment in which to live—a place where everyone has a purpose and a value, no matter their age.  In this presentation, Sarah Susanka describes a new vision for creating environments that promote a greater sense of well-being for all generations, by designing intergenerational urban environments, neighborhoods, and communities that provide for the needs of everyone, including older adults.  By identifying the needs and wants of the oldest generations within our society, and by planning and designing for aging independence, we can reverse the current process of segregating the older generations from everyone else. And in this reversal, we will be improving not only their quality of life, but the quality of life of every generation.

Susanka will discuss the potential that arises when there’s an integration of newer technologies that allow for greater independence as we age, as well as some basic but largely forgotten social connections that happen when we live in walkable, less automobile-dependent neighborhoods. She’ll make the case that it is the combination of both the old and the new that will help us to craft a future in which we can actually look forward to the process of aging, rather than our current approach, which induces significant fear and trepidation in many.

4:30:  Lecture with Sarah Susanka "Not So Big: The First Step in Sustainability for Home, Community, and Life" Ethics Institute and Sustainability Cafe Lecture  (Haldeman Center, Room 041)

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.

Cosponsored by the Porter Family Fund for Sustainability in the Curriculum and Osher at Dartmouth.

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.

 

Promoting Ethical Development in College Students April 17, 2017

Tom and Lori PlantetDCAL 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 StudentsRegister Location: Baker Room 102. Cosponsored by DCAL.

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

 

 

 

Conference "Fake News in Perilous Times

April 28, 4:00pm  Panel Discussion  “The Ethics of Truth in Contemporary Discourse" Chair: Brendan Nyhan, Professor of Government, Dartmouth College.  Location: Black Visual Center

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

 


 

 Tom and Lori Plante

Last Updated: 3/20/17