Kathryn Lofton, professor of religious studies, American studies, history and divinity at Yale University, will discuss what distinguishes a cultural or religious leader from an icon April 10, 4:30 p.m., in Weinstein Hall, Brown-Alley Room, at University of Richmond.

The talk, “The Leadership of Silence: Twentieth-Century Cultural Icons and the Volume of Quiet,” will compare cultural leaders such as Oprah Winfrey, Bob Dylan, the Dalai Lama, Jackie Kennedy and more.

The talk is free and open to the public, but registration is required at jepson.richmond.edu. A reception and book signing will follow. Lofton’s book, “Oprah: The Gospel of an Icon,” will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Nancy Nock at 804-287-1960 or nnock@richmond.edu.

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