ONLINE EVENT: Centennial birthday celebration for Stewart L. Udall

IWSN researchers based at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona will take part in a virtual centennial birthday celebration honouring Stewart L. Udall.

Udall is best known for his eight-year tenure as Secretary of the Interior during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. In those years (1961-1969), and in advance of the environmental movement of the 1970s, he had an enormous impact on the Nation’s public lands and helped enact legislation on water and air quality, endangered species, and sanitation. Later in his career, he advocated for solar energy and for Indigenous rights, and wrote prolifically about the environment. He left a strong imprint on those issues, which resonates in the United States today.

Speakers include his son, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), biographer Scott Einberger, and the Honorable Diane Humetewa, U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court of Arizona, who will address Secretary Udall’s lifelong championing of American Indian Indigenous sovereignty. Sessions will be moderated by Robert G. Varady and Andrea K. Gerlak.

The event take place, via Zoom, on 19 November 2020 at 1pm (MST)/3pm (EST).

It has been organised by the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, in cooperation with the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, and partially supported by the David and Eliza King Udall Guest Lecture Endowment.

More information about the event is available here.

You can register for the event here.