Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Quoted in Hot, Flat and Crowded

Professor Speth is soon going to be on stage at Coker discussing his take on the global changes our world is undergoing. Dr. Pat Lincoln sent out a note to faculty reminding them of this upcoming event, part of the Lois-Coker Walters lecture series and a major element of the Coker Centennial celebration. So, here is Dr. Lincoln's announcement:

The Centennial Celebration continues with the Lois Walters Coker Lecture Series address by Dr. James "Gus" Speth Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor in the Practice of Environmental Policy at Yale.

“The Environmental Crisis and the Coming Transformation”

Wednesday, October 29th at 8:00 p.m., Watson Theater

Don’t miss this remarkable opportunity to hear from one the nation’s leading environmentalists and co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council. Dr. Speth will talk about the major changes in our economic and political systems that must be made in order to avoid an environmental catastrophe. More about Dr. Speth and the topic of his address can be found at http://www.coker.edu/news/GUS_SPETH_2008.html

AND—an even more remarkable opportunity for members of the Coker College community—Dr. Speth will lead a “guided discussion” the day after his lecture on Thursday, October 30th at 11:00 a.m. in the Drawing Room.

Dr. Speth will make opening remarks and then field questions from the audience. Imagine having this extraordinary chance to interact directly with someone who has played such a major role in shaping environmental policies! Seating in the Drawing Room is limited, so anyone present will be able to participate in the discussion, if they wish to do so.

Patricia G. Lincoln, Ph.D. Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Coker College Hartsville, SC 29550

Here is a youtube video that shows Dr. Speth in a recent discussion on some of his ideas.

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