Fall Conference 2016Looking at Leadership through the Humanities
November 4–5, 2016
Dudley H. Davis Center, University of Vermont
We hear a lot about the importance of leadership, the need for leadership — even when it is not a campaign or election year. But leadership is a complex and sometimes mysterious thing. It manifests itself in different and often subtle ways. It can be enormously positive or hugely pernicious.
Explore the complexities of leadership at our 43rd annual Fall Conference. Twelve engaging experts from a variety of disciplines will speak, including:
- Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Taylor Branch discusses Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Elizabeth D. Samet, editor of Leadership: Essential Writings by Our Greatest Thinkers, reviews Ulysses S. Grant.
- Yale professor David Scott Kastan explores leadership lessons from Shakespeare’s plays.
- Author Caroline Alexander considers Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance.
- UVM professor Abigail McGowan analyzes the legacies of Indira Gandhi and Benazir Bhutto.
- Dartmouth professor N. Bruce Duthu offers a brief overview of the various forms of leadership in contemporary tribal nations.