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Justin Farrell
Justin Farrell joined Lane Center Director Bruce Cain for a discussion on "Billionaire Wilderness," Farrell's new book.

Maria J. Santos
Governance structure can be a driver of conservation outcomes. A new paper looks at how governance has impacted conservation land acquisition in California in the last century.

April 28, 2020 | Book
Mark Brilliant
New edited volume on World War II's impact on the American West

Dr. Maria McVarish discusses the story of Esparto, California.

Roland De Wolk
Roland De Wolk discusses his recent book on the life of Leland Stanford.

David J. Hayes talks about the legal challenges facing the clean energy transition.

Dennis Berens
Berens and Polakoff meditate on the recent COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on rural Americans.

March 17, 2020 | Audio
Professor Gavin Jones talks about John Steinbeck's relationship with Stanford University.

Elisabeth R. Gerber
A new paper examines the challenges of collaborative governance in creating sound water management policy.

The Lane Center sponsored a Sophomore College course that immersed 12 incoming sophomores in the Hawaiian clean energy technology space.

Lane Center Director, Bruce Cain, delivered a three-part series of lectures as part of the University of Oklahoma Carl Albert Center's Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture in Representative Government

A recorded lecture at the Sun Valley Community Library by Lane Center Director Emeritus, David Kennedy

An overview of how California makes energy policies, and coordinates them with other western states and Canadian provinces

A panel presentation by the Oil-Climate Index team, a group of researchers who are weighing the greenhouse gas intensity of different sources of petroleum production around the world.

A new study detailing the life and policy contributions of Francis G. Newlands, one of the most important historical figures in the development of water use in the western United States.

Interview with and artist profile of Binh Danh in advance of the Center's spring ArtsWest event, Self Landing: Daguerreotypes on the Western Landscape

Few places are as iconic in the coastal city of Santa Cruz as Lighthouse Point. The story of how, bolstered by the Coastal Commission, citizens organized to win a battle that would come to stand as a watershed moment in the city's history.

Explore how the rural west has changed from the 1880s to today with this keynote address by historian David Kennedy

"Burning Man: Art & Technology" featured two scholars, a photojournalist, and a museum curator, who regaled attendees with a visual wonderland of images and critical insight into the ethos of Burning Man as a uniquely western art happening.

How do we quantify the far-reaching, indirect consequences of sea level rise and storm induced flooding? An exploration of how damage to buildings and infrastructure are compounded with indirect costs like disrupted commutes.


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