The Bucknell Forum
Since 2007, the Bucknell Forum speakers series has featured nationally renowned leaders, scholars and commentators who have examined various issues from multidisciplinary perspectives and a diversity of viewpoints. || Previous series events
The current Bucknell Forum series, "tech/no," embraces the perils and promises of technology. The series, which started in fall 2012 and will run through spring 2014, aims to stir discussion about the pros and cons of technology, its benefits and damages, its legitimate promises and false panaceas, and its capacity to satisfy human need and desire even as it can bring risk and danger.
Upcoming Bucknell Forum Events
- P.W. Singer, one of the leading experts on 21st-century warfare and senior fellow and director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution. Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - Trout Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
- Neil Gaiman, renowned post-modern author of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics and drama; and creator of the "Sandman" series as well as "Coraline," among numerous other acclaimed works. Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - Weis Center, 7:30 p.m.
- Gillian Ferrabee, Director of the Creative Lab at Cirque du Soleil Media. Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - Trout Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
The Bucknell Forum Task Force encourages Bucknellians to submit suggestions for speakers at Speakers Forum.
Speakers are being sought to explore how technology has affected a range of areas, which might include social change, human relationships, culture, politics, medicine, science, the environment, globalization, education, journalism, business and more. Suggestions for speakers can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The task force comprises faculty members Jordi Comas, Elisabeth Guerrero, Kelly Knox, Dave Rovnyak, Steve Shooter, and Margot Vigeant; students Katurah Klein '13 and Lindsey Myers '13; and administrators Kari Conrad, Rob Springall, and Pete Mackey, chair.
The Bucknell Forum is supported in part by a contribution from Parkhurst Dining Services.