- Friday, April 20, 2018
- 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
- North Hall 078
GEO Seminar: The War for the West: Public Lands and American Politics by Dr. Jamie Skillen
Friday, 20 April 2018, 3:30pm
North Hall 078
The Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies invites you to a seminar on “The War for the West: Public Lands and American Politics”. Presenter Dr. Jamie Skillen is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Calvin College.
Brief Summary: The 2016 armed standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, OR is simply the latest skirmish in a pattern of sagebrush rebellions, in which public land users and western states have challenged federal authority over western lands and resources. Skillen explains how these rebellions shifted from a regional conflict over lands and resources to a microcosm of American politics.