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Rep. Jim Oberstar will headline 2008 Freeman Lecture on U.S. water policy; Available at the U of M, Crookston via ITV in 220 Dowell Hall on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at 9 a.m.
March 27, 2008

What: Freeman Lecture:Water, water everywhere?

When: Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at 9 a.m.

Contact: Jamie Proulx, Humphrey Institute, 612-625-9436,, Martin Lundell, associate professor, 218-281-8180 (, Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

What:         Freeman Lecture: Water, water everywhere?
When:        9 a.m.–11 a.m., Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Where:    Available via ITV at the U of M, Crookston in Dowell 220   
Who:    Rep. Jim Oberstar, chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Water quality impacts everything-from our food and our health to the environment and the economy. The 2008 Freeman Lecture will focus on the implications and complexities of policy decisions we make about water resources from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at the Humphrey Institute. We will have a live ITV feed to the University of Minnesota campus from 9 -11 a.m. in 220 Dowell Hall.

Rep. James Oberstar, chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will deliver the morning keynote address from 9 to 11 a.m. Oberstar's committee has jurisdiction over America's inland waterway system, international maritime commerce, U.S. Corps of Engineers' support of the nation's water resources, and the federal clean water program. Prior to his election to the 8th district, Oberstar staffed the Congressional committee that drafted the original federal Clean Water Act in 1972.

The Freeman Lecture was established by the University of Minnesota in 2003 to honor Orville L. Freeman, Minnesota's first Democratic-Farmer-Labor governor. Freeman also served as Secretary of Agriculture in the cabinets of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Freeman died in 2002. The lecture series examines policy issues related to Freeman's work in agriculture. For more information on the lecture program, visit

Please join us by participating in the Freeman Lecture through a live ITV link to the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs!

The Freeman Lecture program is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary for Crookston, Duluth or Morris ITV locations. Get more info here: Questions can be directed to (651)645-9403.

ITV Sites:
U of M Crookston; Dowell 220
U of M Duluth; 173 Kirby Plaza
U of M Morris; HFA 7