Session 1

Epidemics and Pandemics: Dartmouth’s War on Infectious Disease in a Borderless Age

Ebola. Zika. Drug-resistant fungi. HIV. The quest to guarantee all people a chance at optimal health regardless of where they live is increasingly compromised by the ominous spread of deadly, contagious diseases. What are we doing about it? What can we do? Dartmouth experts have ideas and invite you to join them in an interactive exploration of lasting, life-enhancing solutions.

Innovation for Social Good: How Dartmouth Is Making an Outsize Impact in the Realm of Social Enterprise

Dartmouth has a long history of graduating global leaders in social entrepreneurship. This panel brings together alumni entrepreneurial experts from Switzerland, India, Norway, Peru, and the U.S. for a colloquy on the power of social entrepreneurs to scale solutions to a multitude of the world’s most pressing problems.

Resilient, Sustainable Energy: What Are Dartmouth’s Ideas for the Planet?

Energy systems around the world are facing new risks from climate change, cyberattacks, and geopolitical threats, and challenges in how we conceive, build, and operate new sustainable technologies for our current and future energy systems. In this interactive seminar, energy experts from Europe, Africa, and the U.S. will challenge themselves—and you—to address the problem of creating equitable, sustainable energy for everyone. All ideas welcome.

Session 2

Emerging Challenges to European Security: What Future Dartmouth Leaders Need to Know—and Be

Europeans are witnessing the disintegration of multilateralism, resurgent nationalism, the rise of autocratic regimes, and the decline of diplomacy as a tool for international peace. With the United States increasingly detached, Russia meddling provocatively in the workings of societies across the continent, and the EU experiencing extraordinary strains due to Brexit and populism in eastern member states, the increasingly urgent question is: What can be done? And how is Dartmouth training students to tackle these problems? Bring your own region’s perspective to this absorbing discussion led by a team of Dartmouth economists, diplomats, and public policy experts.

Trade Wars: How Did We Get Here, and What’s the Path Forward?

Dartmouth experts—leading scholars, policy makers, and business leaders alike—discuss how and why the integration of the global economy has been thrown in reverse by clashes such as the China-U.S. trade war and the looming Brexit. What ideas and experiences from Dartmouth might help chart a forward path toward continued global prosperity? Join in and find out.

Winter is Leaving: The New Arctic Reality and Dartmouth’ s Response to It

The Arctic is changing fast, affecting everyone across the planet. Warming at rates twice the global average, a transformed Arctic means significant direct impacts on our lives, security, and economies. Join a panel of experts as they explore the geopolitical, economic, sociological, and medical issues confronting a changing Arctic—and learn about Dartmouth’s approach to addressing the Arctic as an interdependent reality.