2019 George D. Aiken Lecture
An Evening with Preet Bharara
Free and Open to the Public
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm
UVM Ira Allen Chapel
Join us for a special conversation with Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, for a wide-ranging conversation featuring anecdotes from Bharara’s time as a federal prosecutor, his thoughts on the justice system and constitutional governance today, and more. Fired by President Trump, Bharara now has a vast online and social media presence where people look to him for his critical analysis and keen insights on pressing issues like the Mueller investigation and other important topics of the day. Fresh off the release of his first book, Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law, Bharara comes to the University of Vermont for a candid conversation on his career and America’s justice system.
Bharara is a Harvard and Columbia Law School graduate who served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. In 2016 he was named, “the man who terrifies Wall Street,” by The New Yorker for his tough stance on financial crimes. Bharara oversaw the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases and supervised an office of more than two hundred Assistant U.S. Attorneys, who handled cases involving terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking, financial and healthcare fraud, cybercrime, public corruption, gang violence, organized crime, and civil rights violations.
He currently hosts, Stay Tuned with Preet, a podcast about justice and fairness.
Bharara’s appearance includes a book signing.
Follow Preet on Twitter.
About the Aiken Lectures
The University of Vermont’s George D. Aiken Lectures are a permanent tribute to the former Dean of the United States Senate and Governor of Vermont for his many years of service to the people of the state and nation. Supported by an endowment created by George and Lola Aiken and held annually at the University of Vermont, the lectures, which began in 1975, provide a platform for distinctive views on critical American issues and is the University’s major annual public-policy forum. The tradition of keeping the Aiken Lectures free and open to the public endures.
The lecture series will stress four areas of public service for which Senator Aiken is best known, namely, foreign and public affairs, energy and the environment, food systems and health, and economic development for the purpose of making Vermont, the nation and the world a better place to live and work. There will be an annual rotation of these topic areas by the corresponding College at the University: Arts and Sciences, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering and Mathematical Science, Education and Social Services, Environment and Natural Resources, Nursing and Health Sciences, Medicine, and the Grossman School of Business Administration.