Special Lecture with Dr. Bill McKibben

Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben's 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change and has been published in 24 languages. 

He is the founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement. Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize, and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. 

Foreign Policy named him to their inaugural list of the world's 100 most important global thinkers, and the Boston Globe said he was "probably America's most important environmentalist." 

A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he writes frequently a variety of publications worldwide, including the New York Review of Books,National Geographic, and Rolling Stone. 

He lives in the mountains above Lake Champlain with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern. 

Author signing will follow the reading. Books will be made available for purchase.

This event is free and open to the public.

Generously co-sponsored by Dai Ho Chun Endowment for Distinguished Lecturers at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa's Colleges of Arts and Sciences and the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature.

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or contact event organizer:  Professor Christina Gerhardt, at (808) 956-4182 or cg2020@hawaii.edu.

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04/15/2014 at 1:56pm