|16th annual Robinson Lecture is Feb. 20|
The librarians and staff of the Chester Fritz Library invite all members of the UND community to attend the 16th annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the East Asian Room of the Chester Fritz Library (fourth floor). James Grijalva will speak on "Environmental Justice for Native America.” A reception will follow his presentation.
Grijalva holds a bachelor's degree in political science and political philosophy from Claremont McKenna College, and a Juris Doctorate from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. He joined the University's law faculty in 1994 after clerking for a federal appellate court judge in Reno, Nev., and practicing environmental and Indian law with a private firm in Seattle, Wash. Dr. Grijalva created the Tribal Environmental Law Project at UND in 1996. Since then, he has assisted over 24 Native American tribes seeking environment justice in their homelands. He was named Randy H. Lee Professor in 2005.
The Robinson Lecture series began in 1991 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Professor Elwyn B. Robinson's publication, "A History of North Dakota." Robinson, whose career spanned 35 years at UND, was a distinguished member of the history faculty. The lecture, together with the library’s compilation of a bibliography of faculty and staff publications, is designed to recognize the scholarly and creative accomplishments of the UND community. -- Chester Fritz Library.