Investiture of Prof. Freyfogle as Swanlund Chair

Thursday, May 16, 2013

On Tuesday, May 14, Professor Eric Freyfogle was invested as a Swanlund Chair, the highest endowed title bestowed upon faculty at the Urbana-Champaign campus.

Read Freyfogle's investiture remarks

Watch a video of the investiture


(pictured left to right: Provost Ilesanmi Adesida, Professor Eric Freyfogle, Chancellor Phyllis Wise, Dean Bruce Smith)

ERIC T. FREYFOGLE is an internationally recognized expert on the relationship between humans and nature whose scholarship draws upon a broad range of interdisciplinary perspectives, including history, philosophy, biological sciences, economics, and literature. He is the author or editor of a dozen books, some focused on legal issues, others exploring matters of broader social and cultural concern.

Among other publications, he is the author of Property Law: Power, Governance, and the Common Good (Thomson/West 2012) (with Brad Karkkainen), On Private Property: Finding Common Ground on the Ownership of Land (Beacon Press, 2007), and Why Conservation is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground (Yale, 2006).

Freyfogle has taught at Illinois since 1983. In 2009, he served as a distinguished visitor at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and is currently a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Freyfogle has lectured widely, including endowed presentations at various universities and recent appearances in Canada, England, Brazil, and South Korea.