The 84th annual event will occur in East Glacier, Mont. from Sept. 16-18. East Glacier is the site of the original commemoration of Waterton-Glacier as a Peace Park, the world’s first International Peace Park. Canada and the United States trade off hosting duties for the event every year.
The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park was designated in 1932 through the combined efforts of the rotary clubs of Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Montana, who wanted to create a symbol of unity and peace between the two countries. “The borders between Waterton and Glacier are simply a man-made construct, as the parks share an ecosystem and other than being in two separate countries, really belong together,” Kramer said.
Kramers talk will address the environment and its relationship to world peace.
Kramer earned a doctorate in philosophy and a Master of Arts in philosophy from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon.