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UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences is proud to welcome Timothy Egan, National Book Award winner and New York Times op-ed writer, as the 2020 Sustaining Our World lecture. Given the social distancing restrictions currently in place for Washington state, SEFS will be holding the presentation virtually.

Egan will present, “Using the Power of Nature to Forge a New National Narrative” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 13. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. On the day of the talk, you can access it here.

Egan is an acclaimed writer and veteran chronicler of the American experience. Egan’s regular New York Times opinion column on politics, environment and the American West, is consistently among the most read pieces on the NYT site. His books have inspired popular documentaries and found their way into many classrooms. The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America, is a parable of a natural world in tumult.

It was a New York Times bestseller and the basis for the PBS documentary of the same name. In both films, Egan is featured prominently. A link to the virtual lecture will be posted closer to the event date. We hope you will join us for this special virtual opportunity.