WHAT: University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents Putting the Economy in its Place: A Socio-Ecological Conception of Sustainability featuring Dr. Stefano Longo, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at UIS.
WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Public Affairs Center (PAC) Conference Room F at UIS
(The event will be available via live webcast and video on demand at http://www.uis.edu/technology/uislive.html)
DETAILS: Sustainability and sustainable development have become dominant buzzwords when discussing environmental concerns. Utilizing a socio-ecological lens, this discussion will examine the emergence of these concepts in public discourse, their forward potential and/or shortcomings, and offer new directions for understanding and application.
During his graduate studies Dr. Longo developed an expertise in the areas of environmental sociology, political economy, and social theory. His research focuses on the global food system, examining the intersection of environmental and social processes in the context of food production, consumption, and distribution.
This event will be held along with other UIS Sustainability Week activities on campus.
For more information and a list of other speakers series events visit http://illinois.edu/goto/speakerseries or contact Kimberly Craig at 217/206-6245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.