Free Public Lecture

Lands for the Public: America's Best Idea

Dayton Duncan
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
7:00 PM
Mills Concert Hall, Mosse Humanities Building (map)
Book signing at 6:15 outside Mills Hall


Dayton Duncan

Dayton Duncan is an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker. He is the author of eleven books and the writer and producer of numerous documentaries directed by filmmaker Ken Burns, including Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery; Horatio's Drive; The National Parks: America's Best Idea; and The Dust Bowl, which will air on PBS in November.

Duncan was also a consultant on Burns' award-winning series for public television, The Civil War, Baseball and Jazz; consulting producer for The War; and co-writer and consulting producer of The West and Mark Twain.

Previously, Duncan served as chief of staff to New Hampshire's governor, deputy national press secretary for the Mondale presidential campaign, and national press secretary for the Dukakis campaign. President Clinton appointed him chair of the American Heritage Rivers Advisory Committee and Interior Secretary Babbitt appointed him a director of the National Park Foundation. Duncan serves on the board of the Student Conservation Association and the Conservation Lands Foundation.

A native of Iowa, Duncan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and was a fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy. He holds honorary doctorates from Franklin Pierce College, Keene State College, and Drake University. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children.

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