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Environmental Leader Gus Speth Charts “America’s Rebirth”

September 26, 2011

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Vermont Law School Professor Gus Speth, a founder of the modern environmental movement, will call for a new American economic and political order in a three-part lecture series this fall starting Oct. 6.Image of Gus Speth

The lecture series, titled "America, Rising to Its Dream: Charting Passage from Today's Decline to Tomorrow's Rebirth," is free and open to the public. The lectures will be from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 6, Oct. 20 and Nov. 3 in Chase Community Center. Question and answer sessions will follow each lecture.

"I think most Americans appreciate that our dear country is adrift in a sea of troubles," Speth said. "The lectures will explore how that came about and what we need to do to set a course for an attractive future for our children and grandchildren."

Thursday, Oct. 6 Portrait of a Nation in Trouble: Why America Is at the Bottom of the OECD in Virtually Everything Important (OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Thursday, Oct. 20 In the Beauty of the Morning: Envisioning America the Possible
Thursday, Nov. 3 Writhing Free of an Old Skin: Forging a New Politics to Drive the New Economy

Speth, who joined VLS in 2010, is a former dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, administrator of the U.N. Development Programme, chair of the U.N. Development Group, founder of the World Resources Institute and co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

More information about the lecture series is available at or from Suzanne Todd at Vermont CLE credits are available.

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