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Vail Symposium: The Latest from Ukraine

The Latest from Ukraine Location | Vail Interfaith Chapel As the harsh Ukrainian winter ends, Ambassador William Taylor will speak to the most recent developments on the ground and discuss what to look for moving into the spring. Ambassador William B. Taylor is vice president of Russia and Europe at the U.S. Institute of Peace. … Continued

Vail Symposium: Science + Creativity = Innovation

Lisa Randall: Science + Creativity = Innovation Location | Vail Interfaith Chapel Known for her innovative theoretical physics advances and her best-selling books on scientific ideas and ways of thinking, Harvard professor Lisa Randall is adept at explaining cutting-edge advances in physics as well as connecting her research to broader domains. In this program she … Continued

Vail Symposium: Reading the Invisible Library

Reading the Invisible Library: Virtual Unwrapping and the Scroll from En-Gedi Location | Vail Interfaith Chapel Brent Seales explains the development of non-invasive methods, showing results from restoration projects on Homeric manuscripts, Herculaneum material, and Dead Sea scrolls. The presentation culminates in a new approach that may indeed be the pathway for rescuing still-readable text. … Continued

Vail Symposium: Envisioning the World of 2023

Envisioning the World of 2023 Location | Vail Interfaith Chapel As daunting as present-day challenges are, we need to think also about what’s next. That’s what Erik Peterson does in this no-holds-barred presentation. He offers a fast-paced look at where the current trends—geopolitical, economic, technology, social and demographic–are taking us out to the end of … Continued

Vail Symposium: Higher Education and the Culture Wars

Conversations on Controversial Issues moderated by Clay Jenkinson: Higher Education and the Culture Wars Location | Vail Interfaith Chapel A rising tide of intolerance characterizes higher education. The crisis in higher education comes chiefly from the left, though the curriculum at our colleges and universities is being assailed both by the right and the left … Continued

Vail Symposium: COOL

COOL: Women and Girls Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future Location | Vail Interfaith Chapel Author/photographer Paola Gianturco will share slides and stories from “COOL: Women leaders Reversing Global Warming,” the first book to document the work of women and girl climate leaders worldwide, all courageous, creative and effective. The Vail Symposium is a … Continued

Vail Symposium: The Enduring Disorder

The Enduring Disorder: Ukraine, Libya and the Struggle for Global Leadership Location | Vail Interfaith Chapel According to Jason Pack, senior analyst at the NATO Foundation and author of “Libya and the Global Enduring Disorder,” the world seems to have gone directly from a hegemonic US-led international system to an interregnum in global order. The traditional phase of multipolarity—or … Continued

Vail Symposium: Conversations on Controversial Issues

Conversations on Controversial Issues: Moderated by Clay Jenkinson  U.S. Immigration Location | Vail Interfaith Chapel In a new series from Vail Symposium, humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson and guest presenters Violeta Chapin, University of Colorado Law School; Jorge Loweree from the American Immigration Council and Alex Nowrasteh from the Cato Institute join together for a thoughtful, … Continued

Vail Symposium: Conversations on Controversial Issues

Conversations on Controversial Issues: Moderated by Clay Jenkinson presents The Supreme Court of the United States Location | Vail Interfaith Chapel In a new series from Vail Symposium, humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson will be joined by Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, and Clark Neily, senior vice president … Continued

Vail Symposium: Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort: Investigating a Mysterious Disappearance on Everest Location | Vail Interfaith Chapel Marco Siffredi mysteriously disappeared on Everest while attempting to snowboard the Hornbein Couloir, an unrelentingly steep, difficult-to-access route with a high failure rate. Jeremy Evans attempts to solve Everest’s greatest mystery in nearly a century while exploring Marco’s pursuit of a dream, … Continued

Vail Symposium: Sympathy for the Inner Caveman

Sympathy for the Inner Caveman: Navigating Modernity with an Ancient Brain Location | Zoom Webinar The modern world is out of sync with our ancient brains and bodies. In this presentation, evolutionary biologists Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein cut through the politically fraught discourse surrounding issues like sex, gender, and more to outline a science-based … Continued

Vail Symposium: Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes

Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes: Values Matter and the Truth is Worth Telling Location | Vail Interfaith Chapel Scott Pelley, one of the most experienced and awarded correspondents in broadcast journalism, has been reporting stories for 60 Minutes since 2004. Pelley is a highly regarded and award-winning journalist, including a record 37 Emmys for field … Continued