Wooster Speaker Series, Spring 2017: Environmental Challenges to the Global Community


OWU’s peer institution to the north, Wooster College, is hosting a speaker series this spring called Environmental Challenges to the Global Community.

More information here.

The annual series starts Feb. 2, when Robert Musil, president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council (RCC), presents “Another Silent Spring? The Continuing Relevance of Rachel Carson’s Ecological Vision” at 7:30 p.m.

On Feb. 9, there will be a screening of “The Age of Consequences,” a 2016 film that investigates climate change’s impacts on resource scarcity, migration, and conflict, at 7 p.m., followed on Friday, Feb. 10, with a luncheon lecture “Solutions to Climate Change in the Age of Consequences” by the writer, director, and producer Jared Scott. That will be held at Kittredge Dining Hall (535 E. Wayne Ave.) from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

The third lecture, scheduled on Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m., features Jeff Hoffman, the co-founder of Priceline.com, who will make the case of “Innovation for Global Problems – How Entrepreneurs Can Save the World.” 

Next, academic, activist, and author Raj Patel will analyze “How Will We Feed 10 Billion People Sustainably?” on March 2, at 7:30 p.m.

The series closes with a visit from Spencer Abraham, the U.S. Secretary of Energy (2001-05) under President George W. Bush, on March 30, at 7:30 p.m. He will present “Lights Out! Ten Myths About (and Real Solutions to) America’s Energy Crisis.”



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