Acclaimed performer Harry Belafonte speaks at Binghamton University


Famous recording artist, actor and activist Harry Belafonte will present “An Artist Speaks” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, October 28, in the Osterhout Concert Theater of the Anderson Center during the 20th lecture of the Abraham J. Briloff Lecture Series on Accountability and Society.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Belafonte is the first recipient of the Nelson Mandela Courage Award and winner of such awards as the Albert Einstein Award, the Martin Luther King Peace Prize and the Kennedy Center Honors for excellence in the performing arts. He was invited to take part in the series because of his contributions to our nation’s ethical conscience.  Belafonte, a popular, but controversial performer and activist became one of the most renowned black performers in America by the early 60’s.

The annual lecture series is named in honor of Professor Briloff, who was the first presidential professor and awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the University. Through his writings and lectures, Briloff emphasized the need for ethical business practices and influenced others to make the highest ethical standards the basis of their work. The Briloff lecture series brings members of the accounting profession and the business and campus communities together to contemplate topics of business ethics.

For more information, contact 607-777-2314.

Last Updated: 9/17/13