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A Conversation with Tom Friedman on the Urgency of Action on Climate Change
Monday, March 2nd 2015
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
In preparation for the March 2nd Q&A , there will be multiple film screenings.
Films – Years of Living Dangerously: the urgency of Climate Action
Series of episodes 108 minutes each in prep for the talk
Feb. 23, 7:30-9:30 Shiffman 219
Feb. 24, 7:30-9:30 Mandel G03
Feb. 25, 7:30-9:30 Shiffman 219
Feb. 26, 7:30-9:30 Shiffman 219
Mar 1, 7:30-9:30 Mandel G03
Find more details about the film series here!
Film, Television, and Interactive Media Program; Center for German and European Studies; Environmental Studies Program (ENVS); Department of Sociology; Social Justice and Social Policy Program; Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Program (PAX); Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism; Alumni Association; as well as student organizations: Brandeis Climate Justice; The Senate Sustainability Committee
Dr. Gazmend Kapplani will discuss the Euro crisis, Greece’s shrinking economy and the rise of populism and political extremism in Europe.
The Ethics of Ecosocialism: From Marx to the PresentWednesday, March 25, 2015
Michael Löwy will discuss ecosocialism, the idea which merges marxism and socialism with green politics and ecology. He will also address ecological sensitivity which has emerged in trade unions and left parties in the Nordic countries, Spain and Germany. Löwy is the emeritus research director in social sciences at the French National Center of Scientific Research. He has authored books on Karl Marx, Che Guevara, Liberation Theology and more.
More upcoming events for the academic year 2014/2015 can be found here.