The mission of the Salisbury Forum is to bring you expert speakers and documentary films that engage and inform you about topics in the news and on our minds. They may give you a deeper understanding of an issue of importance, delight you with poetry or humor or challenge you to consider an unfamiliar subject.
We hope you will explore our website to learn about our programs and to get a sense of the breadth and scope of Forum events. All of our programs are free to the public. You can sample our most recent talks by going to the attached video links.
We invite you to send us your comments, support the Salisbury Forum with your contribution, and join us at our programs.
We’d love to welcome you.
Mary Close Oppenheimer
Free and Open to the Public
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Some Previous Speakers
Ben Brantley - Theater and the Critic - Video
Richard Fuller - Solving World Pollution - Video
Chris Estes - America's Housing Crisis - Video
Joshua Ginsberg - Why I'm an Environmental Optimist - Video
Tom Nichols - The Campaign Against Knowledge - Video
Civic Life Project 2018 Student Documentary Films - Video
Ray Suarez - Getting Ready for the Next America - Video
Pamela Tatge - Dance in the 21st Century - Video
Martin Smith - Proxy Wars in the Middle East - Video
Akhil Reed Amar - The Constitution Today - Video
Steve Coll - Journalism in the Age of Trump - Video
Civic Life Project 2017 Student Documentary Films - Video
Dr. Doug Tallamy - How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife - Video
Dr. George Rupp - Refuge from Conflicts - Video
Adam Gopnik - Writing Sanely About Politics in a
Less-Than-Sane America - Video
Anne Garrels - Putin Country - Video
Ralph Nader - Citizen Action
Paul Goldberger - Why Architecture Matters
Professor Richard Elmore - Innovations in the Process of Teaching and Learning
Sen. James Buckley - Saving Congress from Itself
Richard Blanco - Inaugural Poet
Sander Vanocur - Can Democracy Survive the Media?
Muqtedat Khan - The Future of Islam in the West
Mark Bittman - The Future of Food
John Thornton - China: Our Partner in the World's Future
Jeffrey Sachs - Four Global Crises: Money, Security, Heat, Psychology
James Hoge - The Rise of China and the Challenge to America
Deborah Richter - Healthcare for All Americans
Dan Rather - The News - What Shouldn't Change
Akhill Reed Amar - The Constitution and the Balance of Powers