Tuesday, October 28, 2014

UIS Speakers Series explores "Free Market Environmentalism"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield’s Department of Liberal & Integrative Studies and Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series present “Free Market Environmentalism”. This presentation will explore the approach to environmental problem solving that focuses on improving environmental quality using property rights and markets. The featured speaker will be Terry Anderson, executive director of the Property and Environment Research Center.

WHEN: Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: UIS Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library

DETAILS: Terry Anderson, a Jean De Nault Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, will emphasize three important points in free market environmentalism including that economic growth is fundamental to improving environmental equality and that property rights make the environment an asset rather than a liability.

Anderson’s research helped launch the idea of free market environmentalism and has prompted public debate over the proper role of government in managing natural resources.

Anderson is the co-chairman of Hoover’s Property Rights, Freedom and Prosperity Task Force. He has written or edited thirty-seven books. His book, Free Market Environmentalism, co-authored with Donald Leal, received the 1992 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award.

For a list of other upcoming ECCE Speakers Series events and more information, visit http://illinois.edu/goto/speakerseries. All events are free and open to the public.

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