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UBC Read Sustainability Fall Lecture Series Featuring Stewart Brand

AMS, USI Teaching and Learning Office and UBCmix

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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Stewart Brand: Rethinking Green
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Tuesday, Oct 5th, Multi-purpose Room, Liu Institute of Global Issues, UBC 
 
Founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, the Global Business Network, the Long Now Foundation and the Well, writer, editor and game designer, Stewart Brand has helped to define the collaborative, data-sharing, forward-thinking world we live in now. In his newest book, Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto, he compiles reflections and lessons learned from more than 40 years as an environmentalist. Brand suggests a shift in the environmentalists' dogmatic approach and describes a process of reasonable debate and experimentation. His iconoclastic proposals, which include transitioning to nuclear energy and ecosystem engineering, are sure to provoke widespread debate.

For the 1st fall lecture featuring David Korten, Please register at http://ubcreadsustainabilitydk.eventbrite.com

 

David Korten: Creating a Real Wealth Economy for a Just and Sustainable Future (followed by book signing)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Wednesday, Sept 29th, Room TBD, Irving K Barber Learning Centre, UBC
 
David Korten is the author of The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, When Corporations Rule the World and the Post Corporate World: Life after Capitalism. He is co-founder of the Positive Futures Network and Yes! Magazine. He holds M.B.A. and Ph.D degrees from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, has taught at Harvard, and served as a regional advisor for USAID. His most recent book, Agenda for a New Economy, outlines an agenda to liberate the latent entrepreneurial energies of Main Street from Wall Street's deadly grip and bring into being a new economy - locally based, community-oriented, and devoted to creating a better life for all.
  
Cost: Free!
This event is hosted by the AMS, the UBCmix and the USI Teaching and Learning Office.
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Multi-purpose Room, Liu Institute of Global Issues, UBC



Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)


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AMS, USI Teaching and Learning Office and UBCmix

UBC Reads Sustainability offers the UBC community the opportunity to engage with the leading authors on sustainability. This program aims to challenge conventional thinking and presumptions, and to stimulate conversations on sustainability and system thinking.

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