Keynote speech from the Colorado College State of the Rockies Conference held April 5 through April 7, 2005. This keynote speech was delivered by Governor Bill Richardson, April 6, 2005.
CC President Richard Celeste awarded the 2011 Champion of the Rockies Award to conservationist, advocate for free speech, and author of "Refuge," Terry Tempest Williams. Terry Tempest Williams addresses the audience with several selected readings. Recorded April 4, 2011.
Text of speech delivered to new students and parents by CC's 13th president, Jill Tiefenthaler, on August 27, 2011.
Dan Chiras, visiting professor of environmental science and director of The Evergreen Institute in Missouri, discusses America at a crossroads in its history. The world is changing rapidly. How we react to these changes, among them global climate change and shortages of key energy resources, will determine whether we prosper or flounder. Unfortunately, extremely powerful forces now prevent us from enacting the measures required to build a truly sustainable future based on a renewable energy economy. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded April 27, 2011.
Richard Schechner, the leading voice of performance studies in America and the founder of New York University's Performance Studies Program, delivers this year's keynote address for the Cornerstone Arts Initiative. The lecture examines how the arts scene in the United States has developed since 9/11, and the transmutative effects that have altered our perceptions of art, performance and the avant-garde. Recorded February 4, 2009.
Colorado College Distinguished Lecturer and Legal Scholar-in-Residence Phil Kannan says Hispanics have been the victims of discriminatory laws and policies in almost every part of their lives in the U.S. including housing, voting, employment, medical care and education. Hispanics in the Southwest turned to federal courts to challenge state and local laws, and policies regarding education. This presentation will look at the most significant of those court battles. Recorded September 13, 2006.
Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned physicist, activist, ecologist, political-economist, feminist and author, has extensive knowledge and experience with global economies, local food production, biotechnology and human rights. She established Navdanya, a movement for biodiversity conservation and farmers' rights in India. She also founded Diverse Women for Diversity, an international movement of women working for food, agriculture, patents and biotechnology. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded October 16, 2007.
Gale Norton, the 48th Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, made "the Four C's" the cornerstone of her tenure: Consultation, Communications, and Cooperation, all in the service of Conservation. At the heart of the Four C's is the belief that for conservation to be successful, the government must involve the people who live and work on the land. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded April 7, 2008.
Anti-racist writer and activist Tim Wise has spoken on over 500 college campuses and has trained teachers as well as government, corporate, media, entertainment, military, and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions, and has served as a consultant for plaintiff's attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington State. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded February 23, 2011.
Laurence Maslon is the co-creator of "Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America," a six-part series broadcast nationally by PBS. "Make 'Em Laugh" is the first documentary of its kind to give context to nearly 100 years of American comedy on stage, film, radio, television, and stand-up and to honor the geniuses who created our country's unique form of performance humor. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 9, 2009.
Edward C. Prescott discusses the advantages and disadvantages of economic integration among sovereign states with respect to economic growth, involving more generally an analysis of globalization. Professor Prescott is a senior monetary adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and is a major figure in macroeconomics, especially the theories of business cycles and general equilibrium. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded March 2, 2009.
Mark Bauerlein, author of the National Endowment for the Humanities report "Reading at Risk," argues that computers are one of the reasons kids don't read, and why the humanities are at risk. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded September 14, 2006.
Susan Ashley, Dean of the College and Dean of the Faculty, and Trustee Neal Baer, MD, (CC class of 1978) speak to parents about the benefits of a liberal arts education. Recorded May 22, 2011.
Eric Popkin, associate professor of sociology and director of the Partnership for Civic Engagement at Colorado College, and Hector Suarez, (CC class of 2004) and program coordinator of the Pikes Peak Immigrant and Refugee Collaborative, discuss immigration reform, which emerged as a hot political issue in Colorado for the 2006 election year. Recorded March 14, 2006.
George Weigel, the official biographer of Pope John Paul II, reflects on how we see the implications of his legacy and achievement today. George Weigel is an American Catholic author, and political and social activist. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances, Colorado College. Recorded February 23, 2010.
Text of speech delivered to the Colorado College community, at the annual Fall Conference, by CC's 13th president, Jill Tiefenthaler, on August 29, 2011.
Keynote speech from the Colorado College State of the Rockies Conference held May 3 through May 4, 2004. This keynote speech was delivered by Governor Richard Lamm, May 4, 2004.
Part of the annual State of the Rockies Conference. Greg Zimmerman (CC class of 2006) discusses the results of the climate report card. Discussing "Climate Change in the Rockies: In Theory and On the Ground" are Roger A. Pielke, Sr., professor in the department of atmospheric science at Colorado State University; Roger Pielke, Jr., a professor in the environmental studies department at the University of Colorado; and Auden Schendler, director of environmental affairs at the Aspen Skiing Company. Recorded April 13, 2006.
Joel Salatin speaks about the natural food movement, whose holistic approach is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. Salatin discusses how, for the first time in history, most food is consumed without an awareness of its place, heritage, social or spiritual implications. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded January 24, 2008.
Dr. Bernard Amadei, founder of the organization "Engineers Without Borders", presents an informative and passionate program of the small engineering projects in third world countries that have improved the lives of the people living there. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded October 20, 2009.
Charles W. Mills delivers the annual J. Glenn and Ursula Gray Memorial Lecture on "Race and Liberalism." Professor Mills’s first book, "The Racial Contract," reassessed the social contract philosophy at the heart of early modern Western constitutionalism and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances, Colorado College. Recorded February 25, 2010.
Colorado College presents “A Conversation With Senator George S. McGovern,” the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, three-term U.S. senator and two-term congressman, food and agriculture ambassador to the United Nations, and decorated B-24 pilot in the Second World War. McGovern discusses his book, "Abraham Lincoln," as well as current topics ranging from Afghanistan and Iraq to health care and world hunger. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded September 15, 2009.
Greg Mortenson, author of "Three Cups of Tea," discusses his experiences in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Since 1997, Mortenson's Central Asia Institute has raised funds to build 64 schools in remote tribal areas of the two countries. Mortenson demonstrates the potential of one person as a force of positive influence. Part of Notable Lectures & Performances series, Colorado College. Recorded January 15, 2008.