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Lectures, Seminars, and Conferences

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PANEL DISCUSSION "Fake News in Perilous Times

April 28 at 4:30pm “The Ethics of Truth in Contemporary Discourse" Moderator: Aine Donovan, Executive Director, Ethics Institute.  Panelists:  Brendan Nyhan, Professor of Government, Dartmouth College; Lynn Hicks, Opinion Editor, Des Moines Register; Alex Juhasz, is a feminist writer and theorist of media production, and Professor of Film at Brooklyn College (#100hardtruths), Brandy Monk-Payton, Film and Media Studies, Dartmouth College, Nancy Watzman, Managing Editor, The Internet Archive.  Location: Rockefeller Center, Room 001.

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.

Watch as Neal Katyal discusses Defending Bin Laden's driver to disrupting drones. 

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

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.

"Reinventing Our Homes and Communities for Aging Independence."

"Not So Big: The First Step in Sustainability for Home, Community, and Life"

Dorsett Fellowship lectures have included Joel Rosenthal, 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: 5/22/17