Can Capitalism Save the Planet? Ted Steinberg

Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 at 8:00 pm – Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave.

Ted Steinberg, Adeline Barry Davee Distinguished Professor of History and Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University, has worked as a U.S. environmental historian for nearly twenty years. He will examine the roots of modern ecological change and the emergence of a new, more business-friendly strand of environmental thinking. His books include American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn; Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History; Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America; and Nature Incorporated: Industrialization and the Waters of New England. Part of the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Series: Sustaining the Earth.

The ISU Council on Sustainability will be hosting a Dessert Reception at 7pm at the Ames City Auditorium. The Café will cater the reception, using organic, local ingredients. The University Book Store will also be selling copies of Ted Steinberg's books.
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This lecture was made possible in part by the generosity of F. Wendell Miller, who left his entire estate jointly to Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. Mr. Miller, who died in 1995 at age 97, was born in Altoona, Illinois, grew up in Rockwell City, graduated from Grinnell College and Harvard Law School and practiced law in Des Moines and Chicago before returning to Rockwell City to manage his family's farm holdings and to practice law. His will helped to establish the F. Wendell Miller Trust, the annual earnings on which, in part, helped to support this activity.

Cosponsored By:
  • Ames Historical Society
  • Ames Public Library
  • Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities
  • LAS Miller Lecture Fund
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by GSB)