Recent Events

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The California Drought

Water in the West Panel Discussion at Stanford Law School

Stanford Law School

Three experts will discuss the causes, policy implications, and possible responses to California’s ongoing drought, including what a fourth year of drought will mean for the state. 
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Wednesday, March 04, 2015 – Friday, March 06, 2015

Preservation and Transformation: The Future of the Rural West

Rural West Conference in Troutdale, Oregon

McMenamins Edgefield

An annual event put on by Stanford University's Bill Lane Center for the American West.  This year's Rural West Conference will take place in Troutdale, Oregon, a town situated at the gateway to the Columbia Gorge, and will have the theme "Preservation and Transformation: The Future of the Rural West."  
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Friday, February 27, 2015

A Century of Unnatural Disaster in River and Floodplain Management

Lunch talk with the author and legal scholar Sandra Zellmer

Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki
Environment & Energy Building, Room 300

The author and legal scholar Sandra Zellmer will present an environmental and legal history of the Basin based on her new book with co-author Christine Klein, Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster. She will raise issues familiar to Californians—including water manipulation, wetlands loss and subsidence, soil erosion, risk management, and federal flood insurance.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Knight-Risser Prize Symposium: Troubled Waters

Award Presentation and Panel Discussion on the Seattle Times's "Sea Change"

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge
Stanford University

Please join us in celebrating Steve Ringman, Craig Welch, and the Seattle Times, winners of the 2014 Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism for their report "Sea Change: The Pacific's Perilous Turn." Along with the award presentation and reception, the event will feature a panel of journalists and educators assessing the state of enviromental investigative journalism. 
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Sunset and Cry California: Unlikely Magazine Allies in 1960s Environmentalism

Lunchtime Talk by Visiting Scholar Bill Marken

Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki
Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2)
Room 300

The Center's Visiting Scholar Bill Marken, the former editor-in-chief of Sunset magazine, gives a lunchtime talk about the surprising overlap in coverage in the early 1960s between his publication and the outspoken journal of a small environmental organization. Lunch will be available for registered attendees.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

State of the West Symposium

Fourth Annual Conference on the Economic and Fiscal Health of Western North America

John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
Stanford University

The North American West is among the world's most dynamic regions. It has been a source of innovation and growth and can be an engine of economic recovery. We hope you can join us for this special gathering of scholars, policymakers, investors, and business people in a vibrant conversation about the economic and fiscal prospects of the western United States, western Canada, and Mexico.
Invitation Only