Rhett Talks

Some of the best learning can take place outside of a lecture.

Rhett Talks is BU’s version of the popular TEDx talks. Listen to some of our University’s best faculty give brief, innovative, and engaging presentations outside of the classroom.

Three 15 minute presentations will occur at each event, all surrounding a particular topic: football, Ebola, religion and more. Attendees will have a brief opportunity to ask questions on each presentation. And yes, refreshments are included.

The Faculty-in-Residence program sponsors Rhett Talks, with assistance from the Dean of Students Office and Residence Life.

Upcoming Talks
Previous Talks
What They’re Saying About Rhett Talks

Upcoming Talks

Stay tuned for the Fall 2015 schedule.

Previous Talks

2015 Talks

January 19, 2015

Special MLK Day edition: The Problem of Poverty

2014 Talks

September 8, 2014

September 16, 2014

September 22, 2014

September 30, 2014

November 20, 2014

Further reading about each topic is available from the Boston University Libraries.

2013 Talks

What They’re Saying About Rhett Talks


BU Today, September 8, 2014


BU Today, September 9, 2013
Daily Free Press, September 10, 2013
Daily Free Press , September 17, 2013
BU Quad, September 25, 2013
BU Quad, October 2, 2013