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How Higher Education Imperils the Future

To read “How Higher Education Imperils the Future: An Urgent Call for Action” by Peter G. Brown and Jon D. Erickson, please click here (PDF).

Jon Erickson is Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and Fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont (USA). He has published widely on energy and climate policy, land conservation, environmental public health, and the theory and practice of ecological economics. Professor Erickson is an Emmy award-winning film producer, Fulbright scholar, founder of numerous non-profit education organizations, and US leader of the Economics for the Anthropocene partnership.

Peter G. Brown is a Professor in the Departments of Natural Resource Sciences and Geography, and the School of Environment at McGill University (Canada). He is principal investigator of Economics for the Anthropocene, a graduate training and research partnership supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and twenty-five international university, government, and non-governmental organizations ( His most recent book is Ecological Economics for the Anthropocene: An Emerging Paradigm, written and co-edited with Peter Timmerman. He is a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), and the Club of Rome.

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