Bridges to the Future is DU's premier program for generating local discussions about pressing global issues and how they might impact the future.
Each year, DU chooses a theme and schedules a series of lectures and community events that address that topic. All the events are free and open to the community.
Impact of the 2012 Election
Former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) spoke at DU's Bridges to the Future lecture on Monday, May 6, 2013.
Her talk—"Telling It Like It Is—Will Congress Rise to Meet the Great Challenge of Creating an Economic Revival in 2013?"—explored America's current economic crisis, the congressional partisanship that has served as a roadblock to progress and where she believes we go from here to find solutions.
- Check this page for coverage of Snowe's talk—including video of the lecture.
- Snowe continues to work toward solutions to America's partisan gridlock. Read more about Snowe's national conversations on American unity.