Events at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs

Seminars at Steamboat: Challenges in Mexico and Central America @ CMC in Steamboat Springs, Allbright Family Auditorium
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Seminars at Steamboat and Colorado Mountain College Presents

Diana Negroponte

Diana Negroponte

How Should the U.S. Respond?

Saturday, March 28
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Colorado Mountain College, Allbright Family Auditorium
Save the date — Saturday, March 28th, for a Seminars at Steamboat Workshop and Presentation on Challenges in Mexico and Central America: How Should the U.S. Respond. The event, developed in cooperation with Colorado Mountain College, will be held at CMC from 1:00 pm-4:30 pm.

This first-ever workshop is also Seminars’ first winter program. It will feature Diana Negroponte of the Wilson Center, Washington, DC, who has written and lectured extensively on Mexico and Central America.

Dr. Negroponte’s presentation will lead directly into a series of small group workshops, where participants discuss import issues involved in the relationship between the United States, Mexico and Central America.

A separate course on U.S.-Latin American Relations offered by Colorado Mountain College social and behavioral sciences professor Bob Gumbrecht will be held in conjunction with the program. Those taking the class, which meets each Wednesday evening (5:30-8:20 pm) from February 25th through April 18th, will participate in the workshop and presentation.

“We are pleased to offer Steamboat residents and CMC students free, non-partisan policy discussions in a new format and venue.” Seminars Chair Bob Stein said, “The workshop will enable the participants to offer their own ideas on important issues as part of a scholarly program on U.S-Latin American relations.”

The workshops will be limited to about 100 participants, although up to 200 people can attend the presentation at the CMC Academic Center.

Registration will open on February 15th at
Friends of the Seminars who would like to pre-register for Diana Negroponte’s presentation or the full three-hour program may notify Seminars’ Program Administrator, Debbie Metscher at: Their registration will be confirmed by email.

Guest Speaker Randall Amster: Peace Ecology @ CMC in Steamboat Springs, Allbright Family Auditorium
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Randall Amster

Randall Amster

This evening’s presentation will focus on interrelationships between peace/violence and sustainability/unsustainability.  In his new book, Peace Ecology (2015), Randall effectively argues that peace and justice are at the core of sustainability work.

Randall Amster is the Director of the Program on Justice and Peace at Georgetown University, Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and incoming editor of Contemporary Justice Review.  He is a prominent activist who has worked on issues of homelessness, discrimination, war/violence and sustainability.