“Designing Resilience in a Black Swan World"
WHO: David W. Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Special Assistant to the President of Oberlin College and Executive Director of the Oberlin Project
WHAT: Public lecture: “Designing Resilience in a Black Swan World”
WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 6-7:30 PM
WHERE: NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place, NYC Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. RSVP online at: http://www.nyu.edu/rsvp/event.php?e_id=3847
For more information about the Educating for Sustainability series, or other NYU Sustainability programming, please call 212.998.1073 or go to www.nyu.edu/sustainability/.
Black Swan events are those with low or unknown probability, but high and long-lived and often global impacts. They affect financial markets, climate, public safety, and human health and more.
In his public lecture “Designing Resilience in a Black Swan World,” David W. Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College, asks how do we begin to design communities, regions, and nations to improve resilience and prosperity? Professor Orr’s lecture will examine one case study, the Oberlin Project, and the National Sustainable Communities Coalition.
The Educating for Sustainability series, which brings environmental scholars and leaders to NYU for public lectures, is cosponsored by the Sustainability Task Force, the Environmental Studies program. Special thanks to the Gallatin School of Individualized Study for the use of their Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre.