During uncertain times such as these, we look to experts for advice. At Gilman, we are blessed with a diverse and talented community of members who have achieved success and amassed immeasurable knowledge in countless fields. And, we have been happy to share this expertise with you and the entire Gilman community through our online speaker series. Each episode features a moderated conversation with expert panelists — all members of the Gilman community — in various fields, followed by a viewer-led Q&A session. Episodes are broadcast live via Zoom, recorded, and then posted online.

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Dr. Arman Taghizadeh '95 and Dr. Charles Edwards II '88 discussed the move from in-person office visits to virtual video calls and how this shift may carry over to post-pandemic health care. Hear more from the inaugural “Health: Mental & Physical” episode here.

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Troy Rohrbaugh '88 explained to the 60 plus attendees tuning in to the “Finance” episode how oil could soon be trading at negative dollar amounts. Listen here for more from Troy and co-panelist Bill Paternotte '63.

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Dozens listened in to “Athletics” as Micah Kiser '13, linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams, shared a story about sharing his draft day with his Gilman classmates and then almost immediately going to attend his 5th reunion. Hear his moving story in full, here

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During a time when virtual learning is more of a necessity than a choice, Gilman’s own Karlo Young '97 broke down for the audience of our “Education” episode the strengths and weaknesses of various types of online education formats. Get the expert information and more by watching here

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Jeff Seibert '04, founder of Digits, discussed with viewers how he was ahead of the game, and why he moved Digits to a fully-remote office long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from Jeff and co-panelists Dana Underwood '92 and Collin Wallace '02 here.

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James Goldgeier '79, Professor of International Relations at American University (bio), and Ben Piven '01, Senior Business Producer at Al Jazeera Media Network (bio), discuss how the pandemic has impacted international relations, how leaders around the globe are responding differently, and what the future of international relations could look like as a result.

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Nigel Parker, a rising Gilman senior, moderates a conversation about social justice and the law with panelists Malcolm Ruff '02David Irwin '66, and Stuart Simms '68. Topics include the efficacy of public protests, what true police reform could look like, and how to address the mass incarceration plaguing our society. Learn more about these topics and more at The Sentencing ProjectThe Justice in Policing Act of 2020, and Associated Black Charities (definition of structural racism).

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Panelists Dr. Rodney Glasgow '97, Head of School at Sandy Spring Friends School, and Rev. Chaz Howard '96, Vice President for Social Equity and Community at the University of Pennsylvania, join us for Navigating Uncomfortable Conversations About Race: Understanding White Privilege and its Impact on Society. They help define the terminology around white privilege, discuss its impact on society, and propose possible solutions to address it.