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Roatch-Haskell Special Event

Roatch Haskell special event

The John F. Roatch and Linda Haskell Lectures,
a special one-day event

March 23, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
University Club of Phoenix
The event is free and open to the public.

Please register.

The Program
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. | Arrival and registration
Coffee and muffins

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. | The Roatch Lecture
Frank Rennie, Professor of Sustainable Rural Development and Assistant Principal
Lews Castle College University of the Highlands Islands
Celtic lands and identities: Global and local implications

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. | A brief commentary from Professor Miller

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Discussion (Audience Q&A)

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. | Break
Coffee and pastry refill in the garden

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | The Haskell Speaker
Robert Miller, Professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
Faculty Director, Rosette LLP American Indian Economic Development Program
Indian Nations: Land, governance and economic development

12:00 – 12:15 p.m. | A brief commentary from Professor Rennie

12:15 – 12:30 p.m. | Discussion (Audience Q&A)

12:30 – 12:45 p.m. | Presentations

The audience will move to the garden for lunch after a brief break

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Luncheon in the Garden

Speaker biographies

Frank Rennie
Frank Rennie is Professor of Sustainable Rural Development at the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland and is Assistant Principal at Lews Castle College UHI. He is the Programme Leader for the online MSc in Sustainable Rural Development, and tutors mainly postgraduates and research students. His research interests lie in new approaches to online education and the benefits of networking for sustainable rural development. He has been an advisor to several government bodies and is a Fellow of a number of learned societies. Frank has been involved in developing and delivering various combinations of distributed learning (particularly networked digital solutions for rural areas) with a wide range of international partners. He has published a diverse range of resources related to rural issues, including over 30 books, most recently the e-textbooks “How to write a research dissertation” and “Undertaking your research project”.

Robert Miller
Robert J. Miller is a professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and the faculty director of the Rosette LLP American Indian Economic Development Program. In 2016, he was appointed to the Navajo Nation Council of Economic Advisors. He was elected to memberships in the American Law Institute in 2012 and in the American Philosophical Society in 2014 (which elected only 5,506 members 1743-2014). He graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School and clerked for the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Bob is a justice on the Grand Ronde Tribe Court of Appeals and for other tribes. He has written dozens of articles, books, editorials, and book chapters on Indian law, and spoken at conferences in over thirty states and in New Zealand, Canada, Australia, England, and India. His third book, Reservation “Capitalism:” Economic Development in Indian Country, was published in 2012 and came out in paperback in 2013. Bob is a citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.