Author, Journalist College Guest Speaker In March

20150213-BobReiss-MCCCFlyerPOTTSTOWN PA – Author and journalist Bob Reiss, who spent three years researching controversies over arctic development by oil companies and the protection of its environment and native people, will offer a talk called “The Arctic Century is Upon Us” during a visit March 9 (2015; Monday) from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Blue Bell campus of Montgomery County Community College.

A simulcast of the presentation will be shown in the college’s South Hall Community Room, 101 College Dr. The presentation is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For tickets, visit this college web page or call 215-641-6518.

A best-selling author, Reiss has published both fiction and non-fiction books, as well as numerous articles in “The Washington Post Magazine,” “Smithsonian,” “Parade,” “Rolling Stone,” and other national publications.

To gain expertise of the Arctic situation, Reiss traveled in the U.S. high north and interviewed scientists, diplomats, military planners, Eskimo whale hunters and politicians. His latest book, “The Eskimo and the Oil Man,” shares a story of the situation as seen through the eyes of an Inupiat Eskimo leader and the head of an oil company seeking to drill offshore.

Reiss’ presentation is part of the Richard K. Bennett Distinguished Lectureship for Peace and Social Justice series, established at the College in 1981.