Friday forums kicked off this year with renowned juggler Michael Moschen whose performance incorporates natural beauty, principles of science and mathematics, and remarkable insight into the creative process.
Beginning with Mr. Moschen's forum on Friday, September 16th, our Forum Program this year will focus on environmental stewardship - one of the five core values stated within our mission - particularly as it applies to the world beyond our classrooms and community. Mr. Moschen spoke to students and faculty about using principles of nature and science in his routines, and then entertained us all with an hour-long performance. You can view a brief highlight reel of this forum on our website: Millbrook in Motion.
Our next forum will take place on Friday, October 7th when Pavan Sukhdev, international economist and environmentalist, will speak. Mr. Sukhdev is the founder & chair of GIST Advisory, a consulting firm specializing in valuing & managing environmental impacts and dependencies at all levels - national, provincial, business and personal. Until recently, Mr. Sukhdev was special adviser and head of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Green Economy Initiative. Mr. Sukhdev will present both at Millbrook School and at the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, and will meet with some of our classes, as well.
On Monday, January 16th, Jonathan Dent, aka Mr. Glass, will present his one-man show that explores the complexities of growing up and forging an identity, especially in terms of race and socio-economic class. Mr. Dent’s performance will also be part of Millbrook’s celebration of diversity day this year.
On Thursday, February 9th, Mary Evelyn Tucker will present the film that she co-created, Journey of the Universe. This film explores the big questions of the beginning of the universe and humanity’s profound role in Earth’s intricate web of life. A senior lecturer and senior research scholar at Yale University, she has appointments in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies as well as the Divinity School. With a strong interest in the connection between religion and ecology, she has also contributed to a series of ten conferences on World Religions and Ecology at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School.
Stay tuned for additional details on a closing forum later in the year. For now, we thank alumnus Dr. Thomas Lovejoy '59 for helping to arrange both Ms. Tucker's and Mr. Sukhdev's presentaions!