King’s Contemporary Studies Program is 25 years young. To celebrate this milestone, CSP is convening the 25th Anniversary Summit on March 29 at 5.30 p.m. Eleven CSP alumni will hold a panel to reminisce and wax nostalgic about their good old days in the program but also to showcase a wide spectrum of professional interests and careers post-CSP. Panelists are coming from Arkansas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Toronto, as well as from Dartmouth and from just around the corner, representing a medley of careers, including theatre director, journalist, social worker, professor and cyber security expert. The panel will be followed by a reception in the President’s Lodge, which will open with a tribute to Dr. Peggy Heller, a beloved professor in CSP, who passed away in 2011. On the next day, March 30, the CSP Student Conference will showcase the work of current CSP students. Following a full day of student presentations on everything CSP, guests will be encouraged to mingle and celebrate the program’s achievements with hors d’oeuvres and drinks in the Wardroom. The festivities will then continue with the launch of this year’s issue of Hinge: A Journal of Contemporary Studies.

Please RSVP to let us know if you can join us, and experience anew the exhilaration of being part of our extended community of lifelong students, interlocutors, and friends.

CSP 25th Anniversary Summit Schedule

Friday, March 29 — King’s Alumni Panel – KTS Lecture Hall

5:30 – 5:45 p.m. — Welcome and territorial acknowledgement: Dr. Dorota Glowacka, CSP Director

5:45 – 6:35 p.m. — CSP in the Arts (and beyond)

Chair/moderator: Laura Penny, BA(Hons)’96


Shannon Brownlee, BA(Hons)’96
Kate Cayley, BA(Hons)’01
Lezlie Lowe, BA(Hons)’96, MFA’16
Alex McLean, BA(Hons)’96

6:35 – 6:45 p.m. — BREAK

6:45 – 7:25 p.m — CSP in Academia (and beyond)

Chair/moderator: Michael Bennett, BA(Hons)’07


Eyo Ewara, BA(Hons)’14
Lucca Fraser, 2003 (Dalhousie)
Dorian Stuber, BA(Hons)’97

7:25 – 7:35 p.m. — BREAK

7:35- 8:25 p.m. — CSP in the World (and beyond)

Chair/moderator: Eli Diamond, BA (Hons)’99


Lisa Crystal, BA(Hons)’07
Phoebe Johnston, BA(Hons)’09
Marco Oved, BA(Hons)’05
Mordecai Walfish, BA(Hons)’07

8:30 – 10:30 p.m. — Wine and cheese reception – President’s Lodge

Saturday, March 30 — CSP Student Conference

10 – 4 p.m.  — CSP Student Conference

5 – 8 p.m. — CSP party in the Wardroom