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MVHC Summer Institute

Each summer, the Summer Institute hosts a speaker series, attracting speakers from a variety of areas, including politics, economics, science, and the arts. Featured speakers have included Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and journalists, and political leaders.

Three films are also presented each summer.

Read more about the Summer Institute, join the email list, and buy tickets here.

Below is the schedule for 2023.

Watch this space to see what’s in store for 2024!

2023 Speaker Series

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July 6: Congressman Jamie Raskin –  “Democracy, Gun Violence and the American Social Contract: Defending the Constitution against Insurrectionism and Authoritarianism”

July 13:  Susan Eisenhower –  “The Second Cold War: Was it avoidable? What will it mean?”

July 20:  Beth Macy – “​Hope and Help: America’s Overdose Crisis”

July 27:  Rabbi David Saperstein –  “​Battles over Religious Freedom: Abortion, LGBTQ Rights, and Public Prayer”

August 3:  Deborah Borda – “​The Best Seat in the House”

August 10: Lawrence Bacow –  “​A Conversation with Larry Bacow”

2023 Film Series

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JULY 16 – “Karaoke”

JULY 23 – “Boycott”

JULY 30 – “Barren”

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