James Howard Kunstler

Hartwick Welcomes Renowned Environmental Critic James Howard Kunstler

February 16, 2011

On Tuesday, March 1, Hartwick College will welcome leading environmental critic and author James Howard Kunstler, who will present a talk titled "Our Culture of Consumption."  The talk will be held at 7 p.m. in Anderson Theatre in the Anderson Center for the Arts on the Hartwick College campus. This event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

James Howard Kunstler is a novelist, urban planning advocate, journalist, and social critic whose books include The Geography of Nowhere, The Long Emergency, World Made by Hand, and The Witch of Hebron.A seasoned journalist, Kunstler has written for The Atlantic Monthly,, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times.

Kunstler describes his lectures as stand-up comedy with some dark moments. His audience knows he is dependably acerbic, witty, well-read, and exceedingly alert, drawing from a tremendous store of hard facts and idealism that ends on a good note: well-earned and reasoned hope.

Kunstler has lectured extensively about urban design, energy issues, and new economies for the TED Conference, the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the International Council of Shopping Centers, and the National Association of Science and Technology, as well as at numerous colleges and universities, including Yale, MIT, Harvard, Cornell, University of Illinois, DePaul, Texas A & M, West Point, and Rutgers University.

This event is sponsored by the 2010-11 ConsumptionCampus Theme and the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Hartwick College.

For more information, contact Dan Morse, Coordinator of Sustainability Programs for the Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies, at or 607-431-4666.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Christopher Lott
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