2021 Kolshorn Lecture
"Coloring the Conservation Conversation" by Dr. Drew Lanham
Due to the ongoing and unfolding events happening in the Twin Cities and in consultation with our invited speaker, Dr. J. Drew Lanham, we have decided to postpone the Kolshorn Lecture scheduled for 5 p.m. April 21, 2021.
We are rescheduling Dr. Lanham’s presentation, “Coloring the Conservation Conversation” for September 2021. We will be in touch with you after confirming a specific date and time for the rescheduled event.
Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you in September.
A native of Edgefield, South Carolina, J. Drew Lanham is the author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, which received the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Southern Book Prize, and was a finalist for the John Burroughs Medal. He is a birder, naturalist, and hunter-conservationist who has published essays and poetry in publications including Orion, Audubon, Flycatcher, and Wilderness, and in several anthologies, including The Colors of Nature, State of the Heart, Bartram’s Living Legacy, and Carolina Writers at Home.
An Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University, he and his family live in the Upstate of South Carolina, a soaring hawk’s downhill glide from the southern Appalachian escarpment that the Cherokee once called the Blue Wall.
Past Kolshorn Lecturers
|2019||Dr. Heather Leslie (University of Maine Darling Marine Center)|
|2018||Dr. Jonathan Losos (Washington University)|
|2017||Dr. Marie-Josée Fortin (University of Toronto)|
|2016||Dr. Janis Dickinson (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)|
|2015||Dr. Donald Siniff (University of Minnesota)|
|2014||Dr. Steven Cooke (Assoc. Prof, Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario)|
|2012||Dr. Eric Post (Pennsylvania State University)|
|2011||Dr. David S. Wilcove (Princeton University)|
|2009||Samuel Gruber (Director, Bimini Biological Field Station)|
|2008||Dr. David B. Wake (UC-Berkeley)|
|2007||Dr. Anthony Sinclair (University of British Columbia )|
|2006||Daniel Simberloff (University of Tennessee)|
|2005||Sam McNaughton (Syracuse University)|
|2004||Dr. Gary Ankley (US Environmental Protection Agency)|
|2003||Shane Mahoney (Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador)|
|2002||William Mansfield (UNEP)|
|2001||Dr. Theo Colburn (WWF; Author of Our Stolen Future)|
|2000||Rodney Sando (Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game)|
|1999||Carl Safina (Author)|
|1998||Stephen O'Brien (NIH)|
|1997||Richard Mace (Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks)|
|1996||Melanie Stiassney (American Museum of Natural History)|
|1995||Michael Wallace (San Diego Zoo)|
Early Kolshorn Lecturers (1984 - 1994)
- Pete Petosky
- Carlos Fetterolf
- Tom Lovejoy
- Stewart Udall
- Amy Vedder
- E. Charles Meslow
- Jim Brandenburg & David Mech