Graciously Sponsored by
In this challenging time we have many more reasons to thank our loyal and gracious sponsors of the FORUM – our long-time exclusive corporate sponsor, Northern Trust and our individual lead sponsors, Tom and Susan Pick and Davis and Patricia Thurber. BIG ARTS is the beneficiary of Northern Trusts exemplary corporate culture that calls for a real commitment to community; and our dear friends, the Picks and Thurber’s whose loyalty and belief in our mission is deeply appreciated
While FORUM Christensen Hall seats are sold out, this year you can live stream all the lectures in the comfort of your own home! Following the lecture, you may text your questions and comments to the speaker. Technical support instructions will be sent closer to the first speaker date, January 6, 2021. For more information and to purchase tickets please call the box office at 239-395-0900.
- Feb 14
A prominent researcher, author, and advisor in the fields of leadership and inclusion, Dr. Reeves is the best-selling author of The Next IQ and One Size Never…Feb 28
Adm. Michael S. Rogers (Ret):
Understanding the Threat of Cyber Warfare to American Government, Business, and its Citizens.
Admiral Rogers served as Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), Chief of the Central Security Service, and Commander of the Cyber Command. He served…Mar 03
Dr. Carr is a professor of law at the University of Michigan. She advocates for the rights of human-trafficking victims by developing legal solutions that…Mar 07
Mr. Sites is widely known in the international journalism community as “the father of independent backpack journalism.” He has worked for every major news organization…Mar 14
Dr. Hill came to America’s attention as Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs on the National Security Council.…Mar 21
Ambassador Galbraith, a longtime advocate of the Kurdish people, once argued for Iraq to be "partitioned" into three parts, allowing for Kurdistan independence. The bloodshed in Syria is no…