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.

2015 Bartlett Lecture Series presents Jeff Chang

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. - Wendy Williamson Auditorium

Jeff Chang: Author, Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, and American Book Award winner

Topic: Who We Be: The Colorization of America

This event is free and open to the general public.

For more information, please call (907) 786-1219 or send an e-mail to

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