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The Burton K. Wheeler Center is proud to announce we have once again partnered with the Center for Western Lands and Peoples to bring their much anticipated fall lecture series free of charge to the public. When: Doors open at 5:30 PM October 1, lecture starts at 6 Where: Museum of the Rockies, Hager Auditorium
Western Lands and Peoples
Taken as a whole, the American West is booming. Considered as a constellation of unique sub-regions, communities and places, the American West tells a more complex story about the nature of opportunity in the emerging economy. The Third West describes those rural and isolated locations that remain closely tied to natural resource markets and the uncertainty and challenges they imply. Drawing on a range of research projects analyzing community responses to major shifts in coal, oil and gas and rural property markets, Dr. Haggerty will explore the elements of resilience in Third West communities, as well as the potential for building supportive connections with rural communities from our base at MSU and in Bozeman.
Haggerty's talk will feature aerial photography by Chris Boyer of Kestrel Aerial Services. Chris's mission is to engage the aerial view of landscapes to explore the interconnectedness of natural and human landscapes.
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An informed people is the basis of, and a necessity for, successful democratic government. The people of the United States are entitled to hear all sides to a question whether it be political, economic, social, racial or religious.
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The Burton K. Wheeler Center for Public Policy in Bozeman, MT, promotes the discussion, analysis and eventual resolution of critical issues facing Montana and the region. The Center holds conferences, sponsors research and lectures, publishes conference reports and maintains this webpage for Montanans and others who are seeking solutions to some of today's most pressing issues and problems.
The Center is located at Montana State University, Culbertson Hall Room 335, Bozeman, MT 59715. We welcome your comments and suggestions regarding our activities and conference topics. Please visit us or contact us.