From Crisis to Sustainability: The Challenge of the 21st Century

Join us this week for our Science Forum Series.  This week we will be featuring Richard A. Matthew, Professor at the Schools of Social Ecology and Social Science and Director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs at the University of California, Irvine.

Throughout the world, communities are experiencing
the twin pressures of institutional failure and
environmental stress. Many trends suggest that
these interactive pressures will intensify in the years
ahead, resulting in public health setbacks, population
displacement and violence on unprecedented scales.
Informed by many years of fi eldwork in sub-Saharan
Africa and South Asia, this talk reviews the forces
contributing to crisis and looks at the prospects for
transformation toward more sustainable, economically
robust, fair and ecologically-sound practices.

September 26, 2012

Noon–1 p.m.

Argyros Forum 119 A