Upper School
We are thrilled to be celebrating the 25th year of the Tower Hill Forum!
The Forum was established in 1998 by the Rappolt family in honor of their children Gabrielle ‘93, Sarah ‘96 and Bill ‘99, and in recognition of the dedication, scholarship and professionalism of the Tower Hill faculty. The Tower Hill community thanks the Rappolts for the legacy of remarkable speakers over two decades.
Tara Malloy Fletcher, History Department Chair
Bessie Speers, Head of School
Each year since its inception in 1998, the Forum has brought experts and scholars to Tower Hill to speak to students about themes related to history, citizenship and international affairs. Among the speakers have been George Will, Stephen Ambrose, Gwen Ifill, Elie Wiesel, David Gergen, Joe Biden, Congressman John Lewis and Niall Ferguson.

Click here for Past Forums.

2022-2023: Food

Amanda Little - Monday, Oct. 17
Amanda Little is a journalist writing about the environment and innovation. She is a professor of investigative journalism and science writing at Vanderbilt University and has a particular fondness for far-flung and hard-to-stomach reporting that takes her to ultradeep oil rigsdown manholesinto sewage plants, and inside monsoon clouds. She is the author of the bestselling book, The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World, which explores how we’ll feed humanity sustainably and equitably in the climate change era. Her recent TED Talk, based on this book, has more than 1.3 million views. She also wrote the book Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair With Energy.

Amanda is a contributing opinion writer for Bloomberg and has published her reporting and commentary in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Wired, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, NewYorker.com, and elsewhere.

A former columnist for Outside magazine and Grist, she is a recipient of the Nautilus Book Award, a Rachel Carson Environment Book Award from the Society for Environmental Journalists, and the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for excellence in environmental journalism.

Little has interviewed figures ranging from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to John McCain and Lindsey Graham and has appeared on "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross, MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Amanpour & Co., and CNN with Fareed Zakaria.

A graduate of Brown University, she serves on the Board of Trustees at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and kids.