The 30th anniversary of the George D. Aiken Lectures explores
several key issues facing Vermont in the coming 30 years: the global
economy, the landscape, and our health and well being.
All events are free and open to the public, but you must reserve a
ticket. Register online or call UVM Continuing Education at (800) 639-3210 or 656-2085.
VPR is recording the lectures for broadcast at 6 p.m. on
Thursdays following the live lecture. Then at 7 p.m., Switchboard
explores the regional impact of the issue presented. Both broadcasts
will be archived online and available to download after they have
Dr. Jan Albers is an historian and the author of Hands on the Land: A History of the Vermont Landscape,
which has been a Vermont bestseller and won numerous prizes, including
awards from the Society for the Preservation of New England
Antiquities, the Vermont Book Professionals Association, the Pioneer
America Society and the National Arbor Day Foundation. Her best
preparation for writing Hands on the Land may have been
growing up on a dairy farm.
Dr. Albers received her Ph.D. from Yale University, specializing in
British and Colonial American history. Dr. Albers has taught at Yale,
the University of Sussex in England, and Middlebury and St. Michael’s
Colleges in Vermont.
Bradley joined the Vermont Land Trust in 1981 and has been its
President since 1990. He originally returned to Vermont to become the
Assistant Director and Counsel for the Natural Resources Council.
Darby’s appointments include Chair of the Vermont Environmental Board,
member of the Governor’s Commission on the Future of Vermont, past
Trustee of the Land Trust Alliance, and member of the Governor’s
Council of Environmental Advisors under Governor Dean. He chaired the
Vermont Forest Resources Advisory Council when the State was grappling
with issues of clear cutting, herbicides and property taxes. He
currently serves on the boards of the Vermont Forum on Sprawl and the
Governor’s Council of Environmental Advisors under Governor Douglas.