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HUCE Special Seminar with Lester Brown

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 4:00pm
Contact Name: 
Lisa Matthews
Maxwell-Dworkin, Lessin Room G115, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge

HUCE welcomes back Lester Brownpresident of the Earth Policy Institute, to talk on "Peak Water: What Happens When The Wells Go Dry?"

Lester R. Brown is president of the Earth Policy Institute, an organization dedicated to building a sustainable future. Shortly after earning a degree in agricultural science, he spent six months living in rural India, where he became intimately familiar with the food/population issue. Brown later became head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's International Agricultural Development Service. In 1974 he founded the Worldwatch Institute, leaving in 2001 to found the Earth Policy Institute. Brown has authored or co-authored over 50 books, including his most recent memoir, Breaking New Ground: A Personal History, and has received 24 honorary degrees and numerous awards, including a MacArthur Foundation "genius award."