One of the best ways to learn about leadership is from successful leaders. The Institute will invite leaders from various sectors such as business, government, higher education, and philanthropy and leadership scholars to visit campus for public lectures and intensive teaching sessions. BLI Fellows and OS students will have a unique opportunity to interact with visiting leaders and scholars who will share their experiences and identify challenges and opportunities for future leadership. Take a look at some of the highlights from this past academic year.
September 14, 2012
William “Bill” McKibben, America’s preeminent environmentalist, author, and journalist, visited the university for numerous co-sponsored events including an exclusive talk with Organizational Studies and Barger Leadership Institute students. Bill also held a large public lecture, “350: The Most Important Number in the World,” co-sponsored by the Graham Institute, Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies (ICOS), School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE), and the Organizational Studies Program.
Bill McKibben Visit Photo Gallery
Artist and Activist
March 19-20, 2013
In March 2013, OS Professor Michael Heaney and the Institute were excited to host artist and activist Bill Moyer. During his visit, Bill led a workshop on “Light Projection and Activism: A Hands-On Workshop for Creative Action” that was open to all students on campus. Students gathered to learn how to use art to take their activism to the next level, even practicing this new skill using campus buildings as a canvas. Bill also hosted a lunch time discussion on art and activism.
Bill Moyer Visit Photo Gallery