Upcoming Program: A snapshot of our upcoming programs is listed below. Check back in mid-January for the full programming schedule for spring 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.
Wesley Lecture
Church of the Wild: A New and Old Way of Experiencing Spirituality
Beth Norcross, The Center for Spirituality in Nature

Monday, February 4, 2019
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.
The Bruce R. Andrews Lecture
Coping by Conspiracy
Joanne Miller, University of Minnesota

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.
The Morgan Lecture
Understanding the Impact of Modern Day Segregation
Nikole Hannah-Jones, award-winning investigative reporter

Tuesday, February 19. 2019
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Blackness in the Dominican Americas
Dixa Ramirez, Brown University

Friday, February 22. 2019
Althouse 106, 6 p.m.
Part of the Tournées Film Festival
Ouvrir la Voix (Speak Up/Make Your Way)
Amandine Gay, filmmaker

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7 p.m.

An Evening with Writer Linda Hogan
Linda Hogan, poet and novelist

Thursday, April 18, 2019
The Cubiculo, 7 p.m.
Jack & Jill
Mark Blashford, Lanky Yankee Puppet Co.







The Clarke Forum’s Semester Theme & Faculty Seminar

Each semester the Clarke Forum devotes a major portion of its resources to programs organized around a semester theme that is also the basis for a faculty seminar. All members of the faculty are invited to propose topics for themes/faculty seminars. Past themes/faculty seminars have included Sexuality and Societies; Living in a World of Limits; The Meanings of Race WaterLanguage; War at Home;  Disability Inequality and Mass Incarceration in the United States;  Food; Media, Technology & Civic Engagement; and Big Data. The theme/faculty seminar for the spring 2018 semester is Citizen / Refugee. If you are interested in proposing a Clarke Forum theme/faculty seminar, please visit Proposing a Clarke Forum Theme/Faculty Seminar.

The Clarke Forum’s Leadership Theme


The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues has established a series of programmatic events dedicated to the theme of leadership in an age of uncertainty. This new initiative is grounded on the reality that today’s generation of Dickinson students confronts a large number of intractable political, economic, and social problems: terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, environmental pollution, global warming, a sustainable energy policy, the ongoing financial crisis, the federal deficit, the amount of public and private debt, the health care crisis, along with issues regarding race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation, as well as technology and privacy. These issues and problems directly or indirectly pose challenges to the College and the local community that may in time require fundamental changes in institutions, values, and practices across the public, private, and non-profit sectors of American society. How Dickinsonians respond to these challenges presents us with an opportunity for reflection on the meaning of leadership in the contemporary world. This series is partially supported by a fund created by Betty R. ’58 and Dan Churchill.  One additional aspect of the Clarke Forum’s Leadership Theme is a series of interviews with our guest speakers. They address how, in their own experience, different variables like ethics, passion, risk/failure, play in terms of leadership.