Todd Wilkinson, Guest Lecture
- Monday, February 10, 2014 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
The Honors College is pleased to present a lecture by Bozeman author Todd Wilkinson as part of the Year of Engaged Leadership, on Monday, February 10th, 2014 at 7 PM in the SUB Ballrooms. The title of his talk is "The Global Green Giant in Bozeman's Backyard: How Ted Turner Uses Montana as a Springboard for Saving the World" This event is free and open to the public.
Based in Bozeman, Todd Wilkinson is a nationally noted journalist and author with assignments that have taken him around the globe. His recent book, "Last Stand: Ted Turner's Quest to Save a Troubled Planet" has won widespread praise for its discussion of how Turner, Montana's most famous billionaire and bison rancher, was become a pioneering 21st century "eco-humanitarian capitalist." It has been especially well received on college campuses across the country because it challenges students to ponder how the pursuit of personal economic prosperity can be used as a tool for confronting the problems that will shape their world. During his seven years of research and writing, Todd interviewed four Nobel Peace Prize recipients, including former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and a cast of other world leaders. Todd began his career as a violent crime reporter with the legendary City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a western correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor and a contributor to several magazines. "Last Stand" was selected by the Bozeman Public Library Foundation as the "One Book--One Bozeman" choice for 2013-2014--a book that is recommended for the entire community to read.