Dr. Katharine Wilkinson to Deliver Young Harris College’s Annual Hamilton Lecture on Sept. 12

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Media Contact: LeAnn Waldorup
(706) 379-5310, klwaldroup@yhc.edu

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson to Deliver Young Harris College’s Annual Hamilton Lecture on Sept. 12

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Strategist, sustainability specialist and author of “Between God & Green: How Evangelicals Are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change” Katharine Wilkinson, Ph.D., will deliver the annual Hamilton Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Wilson Lecture Hall of Goolsby Center on the Young Harris College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Wilkinson will address how evangelical environmentalists are reshaping the landscape of American climate action and the contours of their own religious community. She will also discuss insights and lessons from her research. 

Dr. Wilkinson is a director at the purpose consultancy firm BrightHouse, LLC, where she works with visionary corporate leaders to forge greater meaning and social value in business. She previously worked as a consultant for Boston Consulting Group, where she specialized in organizational strategy, culture and behavior change.

She is involved in many efforts related to sustainability and has worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council and Coca-Cola Recycling. She also taught environmental social science at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

A Rhodes Scholar and Udall Scholar, Dr. Wilkinson earned her Ph.D. in environmental studies from the University of Oxford and her B.A. in religion from Sewanee: The University of the South, where she was valedictorian. She currently resides in Atlanta, Ga., and is an avid equestrian.

The Hamilton Lecture Series brings outstanding religious spokespersons to YHC to discuss faith-based topics. It was established by Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Strain, along with other members of their family, to honor Mrs. Strain’s parents, Rev. George Wharton Hamilton and Naomi Barton Hamilton. Rev. Hamilton was a 1907 graduate of YHC who served on the College's faculty and was active as a minister in the North Georgia Conference for 37 years.

For more information about the event, call (706) 379-5166.

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification, a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics, and in 2012, was invited to become the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2013-2014 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit yhc.edu. 

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson will deliver Young Harris College’s annual Hamilton Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 12.