Yale Bulletin and Calendar

September 1, 2000Volume 29, Number 1

Yellowstone Park is shown in this detail from the invitation for the Lamar Center's inaugural event.

Lamar Center's inaugural event
examines national parks

An environmentalist once described as the timber industry's "most hated man in Oregon" and a cattle rancher who advocates free-market environmentalism will be among the guest panelists at the inaugural event of the Howard Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders.

America's national parks will be the focus of the two-day event, being held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8 and 9.

Robin Winks, the Randolph W. Townsend Jr. Professor of History, will kick off the event at 5:30 p.m. on Friday with a keynote address titled "The Best Idea We Ever Had: Wallace Stegner, the National Parks and the West." His lecture will take place in Sudler Hall of William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St.

Immediately following the lecture, a reception celebrating the opening of the Lamar Center will be hosted by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St.

On Saturday, the center will sponsor a follow-up panel discussion on the social, political and environmental problems -- past and present -- surrounding the national parks. This event will take place at 10 a.m. in Rm. 101 of Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St. Panelists are:

Mark Spence, assistant professor of history at Knox College and author of "Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks";

Polly Welts Kaufman, associate professor of history at the University of Southern Maine and author of "National Parks and the Women's Voice: A History" and "Women Teachers on the Frontier";
P.J. Hill, professor of economics at Wheaton College of Illinois and senior associate of the Political Economy Research Center of Bozeman, Montana, who is a cattle rancher, advocate of free-market environmentalism and coauthor of "Eco-Sanity: A Common-Sense Guide to Environmentalism"; and

Andy Kerr, founder and president of Alternatives to Growth Oregon, who is consulting for The Wilderness Society to achieve national protection for the 1.2 million-acre Steens-Alvord area in southeast Oregon. (The Oregonian's Northwest Magazine described him as the timber industry's "most hated man in Oregon.")

Yale historian Steven Stoll, director of undergraduate studies in the environment, will be the moderator for the discussion.

A barbecue lunch will be provided following the panel discussion.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jay Gitlin, executive coordinator of the Lamar Center, via e-mail at jay.gitlin@yale.edu or lamar.center@yale.edu, or call (203) 432-0553 or (203) 432-7573.


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