“America’s two best ideas, public education and public land,” were the focus of a campus lecture by Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, on Thursday evening. Jewell appeared in conversation with UC President Janet Napolitano, historian and author Douglas Brinkley and UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks for the campus’s 2015 Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation.
The Albright Lecture was one of the highlights of “Parks for Science, Science for Parks: The Next Century,” a conference celebrating the National Parks’ centennial, and UC Berkeley’s role in the parks’ establishment, on campus last week.
Horace Albright, the namesake of the annual lecture, was a member of UC’s class of 1912. He joined the Department of the Interior in 1913 and in 1916, with Stephen Mather, helped create the National Park Service.
View video of the Albright lecture here: