Fawn R. Sharp

2022 Ruth Wright Distinguished Lecture in Natural Resources

Nov. 27, 2022

Mobilizing the Global Community on Climate Change: An Indigenous Leadership Perspective Fawn R. Sharp Quinault President, National Congress of American Indians Thursday, October 13, 2022 6:00 p.m. Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom Livestream/Zoom option available Indigenous Peoples have long embraced a special responsibility to care for all living beings and...


Recording Available: Are We Saved? Tempering Our Expectations for Natural Resources Management Under the Biden Administration

April 7, 2021

2021 Ruth Wright Distinguished Lecture in Natural Resources: Are We Saved? Tempering Our Expectations for Natural Resources Management Under the Biden Administration Marcilynn A. Burke Dean and Dave Frohnmayer Chair in Leadership and Law University of Oregon School of Law Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Almost forty years ago, Dean Derrick...


2020 Ruth Wright Distinguished Lecture

June 23, 2020

Public Land Policy after the Trump Administration: Is This a Turning Point? Thursday, February 27, 2020 Professor John Leshy University of California-Hastings College of Law Since the Civil War, a strong, bipartisan consensus has developed in support of the national government’s owning large amounts of land. Over the last half-century,...

Inaugural Ruth Wright Distinguished Lecture

Jan. 30, 2019

Cost-Nothing Analysis: Environmental Economics in the Age of Trump Professor Lisa Heinzerling, Georgetown Law The annual Distinguished Lecture Series is a cooperative venture between the Getches-Wilkinson Center (GWC) and the Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, & Environmental Law Review to host a distinguished figure in the fields of natural resource, energy,...

GWC Distinguished Lecture – 2017

Sept. 26, 2017

GWC Distinguished Lecture – 2017 Atmospheric Trust Litigation: Securing a Constitutional Right to a Stable Climate System Professor Mary Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor, Faculty Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, University of Oregon Law In face of irreversible climate tipping points and the failure of statutory law to...

GWC Distinguished Lecture – 2016

April 29, 2016

GWC Distinguished Lecture – 2016 In Love with the Wild: Thoughts About Public Lands in the 1st Century Bill Hedden, Executive Director, Grand Canyon Trust Bill Hedden provided a report from the field, a description from an activist and stakeholder of what it’s like to live surrounded by deep, wild...

GWC Distinguished Lecture 2014

March 18, 2014

Are Colorado Public Lands Becoming a Sacrifice Zone for Oil and Gas? Bruce Babbitt is a lifelong environmentalist and outdoorsman. Babbitt served as Arizona Governor from 1976-1987, successfully securing several wilderness designations. As Secretary of the Interior during the Clinton Administration, Babbitt launched a new era in wildlife protection by...