Seward Lecture: Mayor Jack Roderick, 'Politics in Alaska'

2015-11-20 by News, Sports, and Art

The Seward Lecture series for 2015 follows the spirit of Anchorage’s Centennial year by inviting living Anchorage mayors to share their experiences with the UAA community. In this lecture, Anchorage’s first mayor, Jack Roderick, offers his insights.

Mr. Roderick was Greater Anchorage borough mayor from 1972 to 1975 and later was deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, which oversees the state’s oil and gas, forestry, mining, land, water and geothermal programs. From
1984 to 1985, he served as the Alaska Energy director.

He received a B.A. from Yale University, as M.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Washington. He was Littauer Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard from 1980 to 1981. His book, Crude Dreams: Oil and Politics in Alaska was published in 1997.

Mr. Roderick received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2005.

The Department of Political Science sponsors and organizes the lecture series. Mayor Roderick was introduced by professor Kimberly Pace. This podcast was recorded on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 in LIB 307 on the UAA campus.

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