The Global Economy and Environment at the Crossroads: Forging a Sustainable and Resilient Future
Featured Speaker: Brad Barham
This lecture is a prelude to a winter-quarter lecture series exploring the intersection of sustainability, resilience, and technological change as we enter a challenging period of human history. It will unpack the meaning of these terms and how their intersection helps us understand the deep and inexorable connections between the global economy and environment. The agricultural sector will be our focal point. It is profoundly illuminating with respect to these linkages, and agricultural sustainability and resilience have been fundamental to the expansion of human civilization and many collapses of civilizations throughout human history.
Brad Barham graduated from Revelle College, UC San Diego (specializing in Energy Economics). His PhD in Economics is from Stanford University. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 35
years, researching and teaching international development, technology adoption (mostly in agriculture), and environmental sustainability. He recently retired and has since produced a series of videos on the Colorado River Crisis.
Coordinator: Mavis Porter
11/14/2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hybrid and Room 129
Included with membership, no registration required.