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Robert D. Clark Lecturers

Lucy Jones 2016–17
Lucy Jones
, former U.S. Geological Survey seismologist, founder of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society. "The Fault Lies Not in Our Stars: Why Natural Disasters Become Human Catastrophes." Part of the Humanities series.
   
Lori Gruen 2015–16
Lori Gruen
, Philosophy and Animal Studies, Wesleyan University. Author of Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethics for our Relationships with Other Animals (2015).“Justice and Empathy Beyond the Human.” Part of the justice series.
   
Frans de Waal 2014–15
Frans de Waal
, director, Living Links Center; C. H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior, Emory University. Author of The Age of Empathy: (2009) and The Bonobo and the Atheist (2013). "The Evolution of Connectivity: Empathy, Altruism, and Primate Social Skills." Part of the connection series.
   
Craig Childs 2013-14
Craig Childs
, science writer and adventurer; author of Apocalyptic Planet: A Field Guide to the Future of the Earth and The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild. "Apocalyptic Planet: A Field Guide to the Future of the Earth." Part of the vulnerable series.
   
David Eagleman 2012-13
David Eagleman
, neuroscientist and director of the Laboratory for Perception and Action, Baylor College of Medicine; author of Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives and Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain. "The Secret Lives of the Human Brain." Part of the being human | human being series
   
Doug Peacock 2011-12
Doug Peacock, naturalist, outdoorsman, and author of Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness and Walking it Off: A Veteran's Chronicle of War And Wilderness. "The Greatest Adventure: A Survivor's Guide to a Melting Century." Part of the Conflict series.
   
Richard Louv 2010-11
Richard Louv
, journalist and author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. “Beyond Nature-Deficit Disorder: The Restorative Power of the Natural World.” Part of the Sustenance series.
   
Denis Hayes 2009-10
Denis Hayes, President and CEO of the Bullitt Foundation, National Coordinator of the first Earth Day in 1970. "Is Prosperity Incompatible with Posterity?"
   
Sean Carroll 2008-09
Sean Carroll, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Howard Hughes Medical Institution, University of Wisconsin. "Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species." Part of the Darwin Lecture Series.
   
Stephen Schneider 2007-08
Stephen Schneider, biology and environmental studies, Stanford. "Global Warming: How Do We Manage the Risks?"
   
David James Duncan 2006-07
David James Duncan, writer. "Why the American West Needs the Asian East"
   
Willaim Fox 2005-06
William L. Fox, writer. "Terra Antarctica: Looking into the Emptiest Continent" and "Climbing Mt. Limbo: On the Edge of Land and Language."
   
  2004-05
There was no Clark Lecture
   
Daniel Slosberg 2003-04
Daniel Slosberg, fiddler and living historian. “Pierre Cruzatte: A Musical Journey along the Lewis and Clark Trail.”
   
Kathleen Dean Moore 2002-03
Kathleen Dean Moore, Professor of Philosophy, Oregon State University, and Director, Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word. "The Sound of Human Longing: Field Notes for an Environmental Ethic of Care."
   
David Quammen 2001-02
David Quammen, science writer. “The Improbable Lion and the Post-Communist Bear: Man-Eating Predators in a Crowded World.”
   
William Cronon 2000-01
William Cronon, Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Telling Tales on Canvas: Landscapes of Frontier Change.”

 

   
Terry Tempest Williams 1999-2000
Terry Tempest Williams, author, naturalist, and environmental activist. “Hieronymus Bosch in North America.”
   
  1998-99
There was no Clark Lecture
   
David Rains Wallace 1997-98
David Rains Wallace, Recipient, John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing, former NEA and Fulbright Foundation fellow. “Land Bridges and Land Ethics.”
   
Chris Maser 1996-97
Chris Maser, forest ecologist, writer on nature and culture. “Sustainable Community Development.”
   
Robert D. Clark 1995-96    
Robert D. Clark, President Emeritus, University of Oregon. “Thomas Condon, Geologist and Preacher: His Reconciliation of Science and Religion.”

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