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Summit Lecture Series

Stratton Mountain School is proud to host the Summit Lecture Series in The Patti Kaltsas Education, Arts & Student Center. The Summit Lecture Series features noted academics and professionals from a broad range of fields discussing important issues of the day.

The 2018 Summit Lecture Series lineup will be announced soon. For further information regarding our list of upcoming speakers, please contact Jennifer Grigsby at (802) 856-1179.

The Vermont Backache Quiz: New Research and Hope for People with Backaches

Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 6:00 pm

Dr. Andrew Haig

Andrew J. Haig, M.D. is one of the world’s top backache experts who uses research to improve care for people with back pain and disability. Come have some fun as Dr. Haig mixes surprising new research findings with the absurd things people (and their doctors) really think about back problems.


Afghani Women and the War on Terror

Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 6:00 pm

A Vermont Humanities Council Program hosted by SMS (free admission)

Sanjukta Ghosh

Sanjukta Ghosh teaches media and women’s studies at Castleton State College and has written and lectured widely on media constructions of race and gender. Her presentation will focus on how media constructions of Afghani women were used to mobilize war against an already beleaguered nation and used to further social and political ends.


Rosie‚Äôs Mom: Forgotten Women of the First World War

Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 6:00 pm

A Vermont Humanities Council Program hosted by SMS (free admission)

Carrie Brown

One hundred years ago, a full generation before Rosie the Riveter, women rolled up their sleeves and entered war industries where they had never been welcome before. They ran powerful machinery, learned new skills, and faced the sullen hostility of the men in the shops.

In this illustrated lecture, historian Carrie Brown reveals their courage and their hard work, and explores how these women helped shape the work that their more famous daughters would do in the next World War.


Our Hijacked Democracy: Draw the Maps, Make the Rules

Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 6:00 pm

David Daley

David Daley is the former editor-in-chief of Salon, a news and opinion website focusing on U.S. politics, culture, and current events. Join David as he addresses the question, “How is it possible that one party holds all the political power in such a closely divided nation?”

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