Interior secretary to speak Friday at Aspen Institute |

Interior secretary to speak Friday at Aspen Institute

Sally Jewell, secretary of the Interior, will give a lecture from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Paepcke Auditorium on the Aspen Institute’s Meadows campus.

Tickets are $20 and are on sale at, 970-920-5770, or in person at the Wheeler Opera House. Doors open at 4:45 p.m., and any unclaimed tickets will be sold at the door.

Jewell, who was former president and CEO of REI, was sworn in as the 51st secretary of the Interior on April 12, 2013.

As secretary of the Interior, she leads an agency with more than 70,000 employees. The Department of the Interior serves as steward for approximately 20 percent of the nation’s lands, including national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public lands; oversees, the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters; is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 Western states; and upholds trust responsibilities to the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

The lecture is part of the Hurst Lecture Series, which is underwritten by the Hurst Family Foundation.

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