MillerComm Lecture Series

Self-Devouring Growth and Ecological Demise: A Planetary Parable

Friday, March 25th, 2022
Julie Livingston
4:00pm CDT

Zoom presentation

Event Description

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Professor Livingston's talk calls into question the common assumption that economic growth is a necessary basis of well-being. It does so by tracing out the collateral environmental effects of this disposition, revealing how our current climate, pollution, and extinction crises emerge out of the ways we have organized our global, national, and local economic systems around a desire for endless growth.

Hosted by: Department of History and European Union Center

In conjunction with: Center for Global Studies, College of Law, Department of Anthropology, Department of Economics, Department of French & Italian, Department of Geography & Geographic Information Science, HRI Environmental Humanities Research Cluster, Humanities Research Institute (HRI), Institute for Sustainability, Energy, & Environment (iSEE), Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory

Julie Livingston

Julius Silver Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History, New York University
2013 MacArthur Fellow