University of Vermont

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

Riane Eisler and Nancy Folbre to speak on “Building Our Economy: Moving past rhetoric to a just and sustainable future” at UVM on June 12th

Leading scholars Riane Eisler and Nancy Folbre will close the 7th biennial U.S. Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) conference with a compelling keynote that discusses how we build an economy for a just and sustainable future.  They will speak on Wednesday, June 12th from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in the Marsh Life Sciences Lecture Hall Room 235. The event is free and open to the public.  Tickets are available through phone reservations (802-656-2943) or online registration.

Riane is the co-founder and president of the Center for Partnership Studies, and the author of numerous books and articles, including the internationally acclaimed The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future. Nancy is a Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research explores the interface between political economy and feminist theory, with a particular emphasis on the value of unpaid care work. In addition to numerous articles published in academic journals, she is the author of Greed, Lust, and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas.

Hosted by the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont, the conference aims to take a critical look at sustainability lessons learned at local, regional, and state levels and identifying solutions that can be scaled up.  Other conference events include a welcoming address by Senator Bernie Sanders (Invited), keynotes and plenary sessions with leading ecological economic experts: Robin Broad, Ashwini Chhatre, Cutler Cleveland, Nate Hagens, Hal Hamilton, Cylvia Hayes, Fred Magdoff, Julie Nelson, Greg Pahl, Bill Rees, and Darcy Winslow. 

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