Bartlett Lecture Series

About the Bartlett Lecture Series

The Bartlett Lecture 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 Lecture 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 Lecture Series presents Marika Anthony-Shaw

Marika Anthony-Shaw poster

Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. - Wendy Williamson Auditorium

Marika Anthony-Shaw: Former touring member of the Grammy award-winning Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, founder of Plus 1

Topic: Collective Impact: Bending Toward Justice

Ms. Anthony-Shaw created Plus 1 to drive social change by harnessing and directing the power and energy of a passionate fan base.  Now, with more than $4 million raised and thousands of engaged supporters around the world, she has effectively built a global movement for good by partnering performing artists with high-impact nonprofit organizations.  In this empowering keynote address, Anthony-Shaw will discuss her work with philanthropic organizations (e.g. Partners In Health) and will reveal strategies for individuals to get involved with causes they care about.  Offering realistic plans for engaging one's own community, whether on campus or online, she outlines how anyone can join others in a shared mission, how to harness the power of collective energy and positive action, and how to make a real difference in the world.

This event is free and open to the general public.

For more information, please call (907) 786-1219 or send an e-mail to uaa_events@alaska.edu.

*The Bartlett Memorial Lecture Series is shared amongst the UAA, UAF, and UAS campuses.*

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