Wilderness Speaker Series: My Wilderness Life – One Man’s Search for Meaning in Montana’s Backcountry

Arts & Technology Building, Room 139

Join presenter and FVCC adjunct instructor John Fraley for "My Wilderness Life: One Man's Search for meaning in Montana's Backcountry". John will be sharing stories from his newest book. My Wilderness Life chronicles the author’s lifelong love of all places wild and his obsession with uncovering what happened on the August 1974 morning when Terry […]

The Changing Multilateral Order and the Future of Democracy

Arts & Technology Building, Room 139

The past decade has seen increasing challenges to democratic governance around the world. The international community has watched the repression of pro-democracy protests in Iran, democratic backsliding in central Europe, and a host of military coups in countries such as Myanmar and Sudan. Perhaps most devastatingly, we have witnessed an authoritarian nuclear power, Russia, attacking […]

War & Democracy: Are History’s Lessons Ukraine’s Future?

Arts & Technology Building, Room 139

Ukraine is fighting for its survival. Is it also fighting for its democracy? What is the historical link between war and democracy? Historians and political scientists usually take for granted that the one goes with the other--the sacrifices in a war lead to democratic reforms after a war. We think of female suffrage after World […]

Wilderness Speaker Series: What Is It With Wolves?

Arts & Technology Building, Room 139

Join wildlife biologist Dr. Diane Boyd for a discussion of the journey of wolves and humans through time, how wolves disappeared and returned, the science and sociopolitics, and where we are heading in this relationship. What can we do to conserve this remarkable and confounding species on an increasingly human-dominated landscape? The Wilderness Speaker Series […]