Monday, January 28, 2008
Dickinson State University announces dates for its third annual Theodore Roosevelt symposium. Our theme this year is Roosevelt: The Conservationist in the Arena. The symposium will take place October 9th - 11th, 2008 on the campus of DSU in western North Dakota, and in Medora and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Our keynote speaker is Douglas Brinkley of Rice University. Dr. Brinkley is finishing a book on Roosevelt and conservation. He will lecture from that research. Other key participants include Donald Worster of the University of Kansas; Robert Morgan of Cornell; agency historians representing the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. National Forest, and other Roosevelt "legacy conservation agencies." On Friday afternoon we will conduct a carefully moderated and historically rooted discussion of the status of the Little Missouri River badlands 100 years hence.
The DSU conservation symposium will be opened by Theodore Roosevelt himself, who one hundred years ago called the first national Governors' Conference to address America's conservation and resource issues. After the Friday evening banquet, selections from Medora's legendary "Old Four Eyes" drama will be staged for symposium participants.
This promises to be the best symposium yet. We are extremely excited about this opportunity to examine the history of American conservation through the lens of the greatest conservationist President in American history.
For more information, call 701-483-2166 or 1-866-496-8797, or visit the event home page here.