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Hollis Lectures in Environmental Studies
The Hollis Lectures were established through the generosity of the Hollis Foundation. The Hollis Lectures bring nationally recognized practitioners and scholars to Colby to present their views on major issues in the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies.
Tuesday, November 30
7 pm in Olin 1
Brian Czech, President, Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
Take a position: The need for steady statesmanship from the academic grassroots
Brian Czech has a Ph.D. in renewable natural resources from the University of Arizona and is a certified wildlife biologist. He applies his training and experience to economic issues, especially macroeconomic policy. He has 20 years of experience in federal, state, and tribal governments with duties ranging from firefighting to managing elk herds to developing national conservation policies. Brian is also a visiting assistant professor at Virginia Tech University, where he teaches ecological economics and endangered species policy. A prolific author, Brian wrote the book Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train, which calls for an end to reckless economic growth.
Past Hollis Lecture events:
"Rediscovering the Village Green: The Power of the Community Parks Movement" a lecture by Steve Coleman, Executive Director, Washington Parks and People
"Tale of Three Fisheries: Lobster, Urchins, and Groundfish" a lecture by Commissioner George Lapointe
"Fanning the Flames: Some Next Steps for the World Climate Movement" A lecture from Jon Isham, Luce Professor of International Environmental Economics, Middlebury College
"Biodiversity: Buzzword or Fundamental Concept" A lecture from Mac Hunter, Professor of Wildlife Biology, University of Maine Orono
"Citizen Stewards: Reclaiming the Authority, Privilege, and Duty of Stewardship" A lecture from John Terry, Executive Director, Gulf of Maine Institute
"The Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI): A precedent setting and priority policy for Maine and for the Nature Conservancy" A lecture from Sarah Murdock ‘84, Senior Policy Advisor, The Nature Conservancy
“Inspiring Progress: Religions' Contributions to Sustainable Development” A lecture from Gary Gardner, Director of Research, Worldwatch Institute
Examining the Impact of Pesticides on Environmental and Public Health A Lecture from Dr. Tyrone Hayes, Professor of Biology, University of California, Berkeley
A Field Biologist's Odyssey: A Lifetime of Discovery A Lecture from Dr. Ron Tilson, Director of Conservation, Minnesota Zoo
"Offshore Energy -- Promise or Peril?" A Lecture from Vivian Newman, Conservation Chair of the Sierra Club's Maine Chapter
"Reading the Forested Landscape" A Lecture from Professor Tom Wessels, Professor of Environmental Studies, Antioch New England
"The Emerging Alliance of Religion and Ecology." A Lecture from Professor John Grim, Professor of Religion, Bucknell University
Approaches to Environmental Protection: Faustian Bargain or Paradise Regained?"
A Lecture from Professor Tom Tietenberg, , Mitchell Family Professor of Economics
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