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Former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt to speak on 'An Environmental Agenda for the 21st Century'

Bruce Babbitt, secretary of the interior during the Clinton administration, will deliver the annual Robert Minge Brown Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in Kresge Auditorium. The title of his talk is "An Environmental Agenda for the 21st Century." The event is free and open to the public. Seating begins at 4 p.m.

Sponsored by the Law School's Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Program, the lectureship is awarded annually to an outstanding scholar, policymaker or lawyer for his or her innovative and effective approach to addressing environmental issues.

Babbitt has been an attorney at Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C., since last January, when he completed eight years as secretary of the interior. In that position, Babbitt's accomplishments included leading the development of regional ecosystem restoration projects in the Florida Everglades.

Babbitt served as Arizona's governor from 1978 to 1987 and as the state's attorney general from 1975 to 1978. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame, a master's degree from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England and a law degree from Harvard Law School.


By Lisa Trei

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