As a resident of central Ohio, Harvey Wasserman has spent much of his time since November 2004 focused on issues of basic democracy. With Bob Fitrakis, he co-authored How the GOP Stole America’s 2004 Election and is Rigging 2008. He is co-editor of the upcoming publication What Happened in Ohio? and has made numerous media appearances demanding an end to unmonitored electronic voting machines.
Since the early 1970s, Wasserman has been a leading advocate for green power and ending reliance on atomic energy. In 1979, he was one of the organizers of the legendary Musicians for Safe Energy concerts held in Madison Square Garden, and he helped coin the phrase "no nukes." Wasserman was involved in the formation of the grassroots Clamshell Alliance, which played a role in sparking the global safe energy movement. In 1994, he spoke for Greenpeace to 350,000 semi-conscious rock fans at Woodstock 2. His Solartopia! The Green-Powered World of AD 2030 has just been published.
Wasserman is currently working with Minnesota wind pioneer Dan Juhl as an advocate for farmer and community-owned renewable energy. Their Harvesting Wind Energy as a Cash Crop is the definitive guide for developing independently-owned wind farms.
As an adjunct professor at both Columbus State Community College and Capital University, Wasserman teaches United States history, western civilization, and cultural and ethnic diversity courses, based in part on his publication Harvey Wasserman’s History of the U.S., first published in 1972. Wasserman plunged into the world of poetry recently with the publication of A Glimpse of the Big Light: Losing Parents, Finding Spirit about the passing of his parents and the spiritual experience that followed. This is his 20th Conference on World Affairs.