The American environmental movement has periodically experienced shifts in focus and organizational priorities following key elections. Notable transformative junctures include the 1970 and 1972 congressional elections; the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan, which sent ripple effects throughout the environmental movement; and the 2000 election of George W. Bush, which arguably witnessed the most significant shift in environmental policymaking in more than three decades.
At the 2008 Lynn W. Day Distinguished Lectureship in Forest and Conservation History, Dr. Robert Gottlieb will explore the nature of these historical changes and what possible twists might be anticipated with the outcome of the 2008 presidential election between Barack Obama and John McCain.
Dr. Gottlieb is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Urban Environmental Studies and Director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Among his achievements, Gottlieb has authored and co-authored eleven books, including Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City, The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City, Forcing the Spring: The Transformation of the American Environmental Movement, and Environmentalism Unbound: Exploring New Pathways for Change.
This lecture is free and open to the public. We do hope you can join us for what promises to be a fascinating and timely event. For more information, please contact Dr. Steven Anderson, President, Forest History Society, 919-682-9319.
The Next Environmentalism: After the 2008 Election
Dr. Robert Gottlieb
November 11th at 4:30 p.m.
White Lecture Hall (113 Campus Dr.)
Duke University (East Campus)