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Dr. Marilyn Waring lecture series

Dr. Marilyn Waring
The Sustainable Landscape: Idealism or Reality?
  * * * FREE ADMISSION * * *

University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee  
October 22   	7:00 - 10:00 pm
Center for International Studies: 414-229-3757
Contact: Alex Dye, adye@csd.uwm.edu

University of Minnesota                       
October 26      TBA
Institute of International Studies: 612-624-9007
Contact: Evelyn Davidheuser, Edavidh@maroon.tc.umn.edu

University of Iowa                            
October 28      7:00 - 10:00 pm
International Programs: 319-335-0368
Contact: Liz Pearce, liz-pearce@uiowa.edu

Michigan State University                     
October 30      12:00 - 1:30 pm
Kellogg Center Auditorium
Center for Advanced Study of International Development: 517-353-5925
Contact: Gail Campana, gail.campana@ssc.msu.edu

Even before her award-winning video, Who's Counting: Sex, Lies and
Global Economics, turned heads in 1996, Dr. Waring challenged the
assumption that international business systems are adequately meeting
the environmental needs of both local and global communities.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Dr. Waring discuss moving
rhetoric to frame a sustainable basis for environmental theory
and action:

*       what is the place of individuals in the global environment
*       what values the "bottom line" does not include
*       whose values will count
*       understanding the danger of the environment being colonized by 	

By approaching economics, politics and environmental issues from the
viewpoint of the average citizen, Dr. Waring challenges the assumption
that international business systems are adequately meeting the needs of
both local and global communities. Using plain language laced with
ironic humor, she notes that currently used economic and accounting
systems do not count many things--among them environmental damage and
the work of women.

She is an articulate and engaging speaking who communicates well with
all audiences--and especially with undergraduates. While her message is
one slowly making its way into mainstream economic and environmental
discussions (most notably "green accounting"), she delivers it with a
no-nonsense, straightforward sense of amused outrage which finds
resonance among young people. She makes a convincing argument for
changing an economic system that does not value clean air, water, and
the unspoiled ecosystems which sustain and enrich life on earth.

Waring is a feminist economist with a Ph.D in Political Economy, a
development consultant who has worked in more than a dozen countries,
a farmer, and an activist for "female human rights." She became the
youngest member in the New Zealand parliament in 1975. She is currently
a senior lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work at Massey University
in Auckland, New Zealand.