Colloquium Series

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Upcoming Dates & Topics

The final lecture for 2014-2015 will be on Wednesday, April 29. Thanks for your attendance this year!

The Inaugural SES Colloquium Series

The School of the Environment and Sustainability Colloquium Series will provide the CU and Boulder community with challenging and insightful conversations that provide clear examples of innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship in environment and sustainability taking place in Boulder and elsewhere. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dr. Paul Sabin, Yale University

"The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future"

Are we headed for a world of scarce resources and environmental catastrophe, or will market forces and technological innovation yield greater prosperity?  In this lecture, Yale University professor Paul Sabin will draw on an iconic story to examine the historical conflict between environmentalists and their critics and trace the origins of the political gulf that separates the two sides. Sabin’s lecture will show how the clash between environmental fears and free market confidence helped create today’s gaping and rancorous political divide.

3:00–3:30 p.m. Reception with light refreshments, Heritage Center (3rd floor of Old Main)

3:30–4:30 p.m. Lecture and Q&A, Old Main Chapel

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