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Bard Center for Environmental Policy presents

Our Last, Best Hope For a Future on Earth: Alan Weisman on Population Growth

Thursday, April 17, 2014

[Our Last, Best Hope For a Future on Earth: Alan Weisman on Population Growth]
Investigative and award-winning journalist Alan Weisman, author of the bestselling The World Without Us, will join us for a lecture on overpopulation and his latest book Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope For a Future on Earth, which covers balancing population growth with the health of our planet. To investigate this problem, Weisman travels around the world to understand and describe population issues as well as explore possible solutions. He looks at how different cultures and religions might adopt new behaviors in order to better manage the earth's population and our species ultimate survival. 

Open to the public.

Alan Weisman is the author of several books, including The World Without Us: an international best-seller translated in 34 languages, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the Wenjin Book Prize of the National Library of China. His work has been selected for many anthologies, including Best American Science Writing. An award-winning journalist, his reports have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Discover, Vanity Fair, Wilson Quarterly, Mother Jones, and Orion, and on NPR. A former contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Magazine, he is a senior radio producer for Homelands Productions. He lives in western Massachusetts.

Download: Weisman Lecture Poster.pdf

For more information, call 845-758-7071, or e-mail

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium