University of Vermont

Burack Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished Guest Speakers - Fall 2016

Note: Lecture details will be posted as they become finalized. Recorded videos will be posted here as they become available.


Omid Safi, Ph.D. - Thursday, September 22, 2016
Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Duke University, and Director of Duke University
Islamic Studies Center

"Racism, Islamophobia, and Empire: A New Understanding of Islam, Rooted in Social Justice, Gender Equality, and Religious/Ethnic Pluralism"
5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building
Reception immediately following in the Waterman Manor

Sponsored by The Departments of Social Wor, Religion, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Education, the College of Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, and UVM's Residential Learning Communities


Michael Russo, Ph.D. - Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Charles H. Lundquist Professor of Sustainable Management
Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon

"Enclaves of Enlightenment: How Local Values Give Rise to Green Entrepreneurship"
3:45 - 5:15 p.m.
Livak Ballroon, Dudley H. Davis Center
Reception immediately following in the Fireplace Lounge

Hosted by the Grossman School of Business


David Barlow, Ph.D. - Thursday, September 29, 2016
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry Emeritus
Director Emeritus, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders
Boston University

"Transdiagnostic Principles of Change and the Future of Psychological Interventions: A Focus on Disorders of Emotion"
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Livak Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center
Reception immediately following in the Chittenden Bank Room

Hosted by Psychological Science


Tod Machover - Friday, October 14, 2016
Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music and Media, MIT
Co-Founder, MIT Media Lab

"Robotic Operas, City Symphonies, and Beyond: New Frontiers in Music and Technology"
Talk: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
UVM Recital Hall (both events)
Reception immediately following the afternoon talk in the Music Recital Hall Lobby

Hosted by The Department of Music and Dance, UVM Humanities Center, Department of Computer Science, and Department of Theatre


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