Event: “America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy”
October 9, 2012  //  By:   //  Blog Post, Event  //  No Comment

Prof. James Gustave Speth from the Vermont Law School and Former Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will present his book “America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy” at the Harvard University Center for the Environment on October 10th, 2012.

Prof. Speth’s latest book, the third volume of his American Crisis series, analyzes the different challenges the United States currently faces. Sensing the discouragement felt by many Americans, he proposes a new course of action in order to create a new economy; one he calls America the Possible.

The book identifies a dozen features of the American Political Economy, where transformative change is essential and the true priority is to sustain people and the planet. Prof. Speth also presents a vision of political, social, and economic change for a renewed America. This approach envisions a new future based on the strong possibility for citizens to use their freedom, democracy, and power in different ways to create a reborn America for future generations.

The presentation will take place at the Askwith Lecture Hall, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA at 3:15 p.m.

Prof. Speth founded the World Resources Institute, and cofounded the Natural Resources Defense Council. He is one of America’s leading and pioneering environmental scholars and activists.

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About the Author :

Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy joined the GEG team in September 2011as a research assistant for the UMass Center of Governance and Sustainability. Natalia graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2005 and its currently a PhD Student in the Global Governance and Human Security program at UMass Boston

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