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A variety of symposia, book signings, and presentations are featured at the AHC yearly, including two endowed lectureships. The George A. Rentschler Lecturer is a nationally known expert in his or her field. The Bernard L. Majewski Research Fellowship supports use of AHC's collections by a recognized scholar in the history of economic geology or a related field. The Malcolm Wallop Fund for Conversations on Democracy serves not only to honor the three-term Wyoming U.S. Senator (1977-95) but provides opportunities -- through symposia, keynote speakers, student projects and workshops -- to add to the body of knowledge about democracy.
National best-selling author and Wyoming native C.J. Box launched the national book tour for his latest novel, Force of Nature, at the American Heritage Center on March 20, 2012. He read from the book and signed copies afterward. The AHC is proud to be the repository for Mr. Box’s papers.
W. Dale Nelson, Wyoming author, discussed and signed his latest book, "The Imprint of Alan Swallow: Quality Publishing in the West," on March 22, 2012.
Mr. Nelson spent forty years as a reporter for the Associated Press. During his twenty years in Washington, he received the Aldo Beckman Award for Excellence in reporting about the presidency. He is the author of numerous books including Who Speaks for the President? The White House Press Secretary from Cleveland to Clinton and Gin Before Breakfast: The Dilemma of the Poet in the Newsroom.
Michael Barson discussed his book, Red Scared! The Commie Menace in Propaganda and Popular Culture, on August 30, 2011, in the Wyoming Stock Growers' Room. He holds a Ph.D. in American culture, and with Steven Heller wrote Wedding Bell Blues and Teenage Confidential, both published by Chronical Books. He lives in New Jersey.
About the book: A wry tour of the frosty decades of American/Soviet adversity, the book humorously recounts the days when anti-Communist hysteria provoked fairly hysterical cultural reactions. The book vibrantly reproduces the books, films, magazines, posters, games, and other media that trumpeted the Commie threat.
The AHC’s Simpson Institute co-sponsored a student panel event, “Emerging Democracies and their Struggle against Authoritarian Rule,” on April 11, 2011. The panel, consisting of four international students, discussed then-current events as they related to emerging democracies in countries like Egypt and Libya. Professor Pete Simpson, Department of Political Science, moderated the panel.
The event was also sponsored by the UW College of Arts and Sciences and the Malcolm Wallop Fund for Conversations on Democracy.