Bartlett Speaker Series

 

 

About the Bartlett Speaker Series

The Bartlett Speaker Series was established in 1970 by the Bob Bartlett Memorial Fund and the University of Alaska. 

E.L. Bartlett was one of the first two Alaska Senators sent to Washington D.C. following statehood. He served from 1958 to 1968. The Bartlett Speaker Series was designed to promote a clearer vision of individual freedom and of the public good.             

Individuals of national and world renown present lectures on topics of national and international importance, helping to put problems of Alaska and its people into the context of broad philosophic and cultural as well as social and economic issues. Emphasis is on exchanging ideas, on achieving new understanding, and clearer perception on exploring traditional values and the demands of modern life. 

The lectures may deal with human resources or natural environment and politics, economics or social change, with personal lifestyles and aspirations, with communication and transportation, or with the public welfare conceived in the broadest terms. 

Generally, the Bartlett lecturers are invited to give addresses at the main campuses of the University of Alaska. Lecturers are encouraged to participate freely in the university community and to meet as extensively as possible with students and faculty.

2018 Bartlett Speaker: Marika Anthony-Shaw

This year, we will be welcoming Marika Anthony-Shaw as our Bartlett Speaker. Anthony-Shaw is the violinist for Arcade Fire as well as the founder and CEO of Plus 1, an organization dedicated to matching performing artists with high impact nonprofits. She has created a movement that has raised more than $4 million and engaged thousands of supporters to make a difference. In this powerful keynote, she will be discussing her work with philanthropic organizations as well as offering realistic strategies and plans for engaging individuals to create positive change in communities. By harnessing the power of collective energy and positive action, global change can occur.

Marika Anthony-Shaw will be speaking on January 31 at 7pm in the Wood Center Ballroom on campus. Admission is FREE and open to the public.

The Bartlett Speaker Series is sponsored by the Student Activities Office, in conjunction with partners at UAA and UAS. Questions regarding the event at the UAF campus can be directed to uaf-sao@alaska.edu.

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