GEOG/PCON Lecture- American Apocalypse: Empire, Exceptionalism, and the Dangers of Doomsday Environmentalism
Lecture by Prof. Betsy Hartmann, Hampshire College
In this lecture based on her recent book, The America Syndrome: Apocalypse, War and Our Call to Greatness, Betsy Hartmann will discuss the deep roots of apocalyptic thinking in the U.S. and how it continues to contribute to militarism, social and environmental injustices, and a false quest for perfection and purity across the political spectrum. In the age of Trump and the era of climate change, how can we free our political imaginations of doomsday fears while simultaneously taking urgent collective action to build a more just, peaceful and sustainable nation and world?
Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00pm
Olin Hall, Love Auditorium