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  Apr 24, 2014   |   Last update: April 22, 2014 @ 12:43 pm

Stegner Lecture with Todd Wilkinson – Plutocrats, Friends Or Foes? How Ted Turner Became A Billionaire and Plans To Give It All Away Tackling The Major Environmental Issues Of Our Time

About the event:

A Wallace Stegner Center Lecture 

This lecture will be followed by a book signing by Todd Wilkinson
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12:15 - 1:30 p.m., Room 106
This lecture will explore how Ted Turner, a legendary media mogul and fiscally-conservative businessman known for revolutionizing news is taking his remarkable ability to peer into the future and make capitalism a force for addressing dire environmental challenges facing civilization. Turner is the second largest private property owner in the US, he presides over the largest bison herd (55,000 animals) and is using his land to be “arks” for imperiled species. He also gave a historic $1 billion in support of the United Nations, has joined with Democrats and Republicans in seeking to eliminate nuclear weapons and he is tackling climate change through innovation and trying to raise the quality of life for millions around the around. Much of this is inspired by his tenure in the West.

For nearly 30 years, Todd Wilkinson has been a journalist with assignments that have taken him around the world. He started as a violent crime reporter with the City News Bureau of Chicago but is best known for his work as an environmental journalist, especially his writing about the American West. His latest book on Ted Turner took seven years to write and explores the former media mogul’s profound and lesser-known evolution into a pioneering 21st century “eco-capitalist-humanitarian”.

 

Lunch provided. Free and open to the public.
1 hour CLE.

Funding provided by the Cultural Vision Fund.
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For questions about this event contact Kayla (801-585-3440).

Limited meter parking available in the College of Law parking lot. Pay parking available at Rice-Eccles Stadium or take TRAX University Line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block to the north.