ENR Center Welcomes Indian Affairs Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn

As speaker for 8th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture.

October 8, 2014

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., the University of Oregon Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, Student Legal Advocates for Tribal Sovereignty, and the University of Oregon School of Law will co-host the 8th Annual Rennard Strickland Lecture in the Many Nations Longhouse on the University of Oregon campus.

The Rennard Strickland Lecture Series was established in 2006 to honor the legacy of Dean Rennard Strickland and to build on his contributions to the field of Indian law, to legal education, and to the Environmental and Natural Resources and Indian law programs at the University of Oregon School of Law. The theme of the lecture series is the examination of native leadership and vision for environmental stewardship in the 21st century. Past lecturers include Professor William Rodgers of the University of Washington School of Law, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk, Solicitor of the Department of the Interior Hillary Thompkins, and many other impressive leaders in the fields of Indian law and environmental and natural resources law.

This year’s lecturer will be Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior – Indian Affairs, Mr. Kevin Washburn, who will present “Tribal Self-Governance in the 21st Century.” Mr. Washburn is a nationally renowned Indian law scholar, professor, law school dean, litigator, and public official.

This event is free and open to the public. The Many Nations Longhouse is located at 1630 Columbia Street, Eugene, Oregon 97403. For more information please contact the University of Oregon Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center at enr@uoregon.edu or 541-346-1395.