Fall Conference 2016

Looking at Leadership through the Humanities

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Sat 05

George C. Marshall: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century

November 5, 2016
2:45 pm
- 4:00 pm
Led by: Mark A. Stoler, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Vermont. Marshall was the architect of both the Allied World War II victory and key U.S. Cold War policies, most notably the European Recovery Program, known as “the Marshall Plan,” for which he received the Nobel Peace Prize. (Registration required.) Read More »
Sat 05

Responding to Crises in Leadership: Plato, Seneca, and Beyond

November 5, 2016
2:45 pm
- 4:00 pm
Led by: M. D. Usher, Professor of Classics, University of Vermont. Two prolific ancient philosophers (one Greek, one Roman). Two different responses to two different, but equally urgent crises in leadership. What did Plato and Seneca face? What were their responses? And what might we learn about leadership from classical philosophy? (Registration required.) Read More »
Sat 05

Power Plays

November 5, 2016
2:45 pm
- 4:00 pm
Led by: David Scott Kastan, George M. Bodman Professor of English, Yale University. Shakespeare’s plays offer us ways to think about many of our most urgent concerns, including the related issues of power, authority, leadership, and sovereignty. They provide images of various kinds of leaders, fully imagined and differently mixing strengths and weaknesses — including strengths that are identical with their weaknesses. (Registration required.) Read More »
Sat 05

Word Warriors: Reflections on Leadership & Governance in American Indian Tribal Nations

November 5, 2016
2:45 pm
- 4:00 pm
Led by: N. Bruce Duthu, Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College. This presentation offers a brief overview of the various forms of leadership in contemporary tribal nations, including elected or appointed political leaders, traditional leaders, and American Indian intellectual leaders. (Registration required) Read More »
Sat 05

Women and Leadership in the Middle Ages

November 5, 2016
2:45 pm
- 4:00 pm
Led by George Dameron, Professor of History, St. Michael's College. Negative stereotypes regarding women and femininity were prevalent in the European Middle Ages, especially among male intellectuals, leaders, and writers. Nevertheless, many women were able to overcome those obstacles and assume influential positions of leadership in their society. (Registration required.) Read More »