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Lester Brown to give free public presentation Nov. 11 at WWC

Lester Brown, founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute, will give a free public presentation Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Warren Wilson College Chapel. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Called “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” by The Washington Post, Brown founded the Earth Policy Institute in 2001 “to provide a vision and a road map for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy.”

That same year, Brown published “Eco Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth,” praised by E.O. Wilson as “an instant classic.” Brown’s most recent book is “Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.”

All told, Brown has authored or coauthored 50 books appearing in some 40 languages. Among his earlier books are “Man, Land and Food,” “World Without Borders” and “Building a Sustainable Society.” His 1995 book, “Who Will Feed China?” challenged the official view of China’s food prospect, spawning hundreds of conferences and seminars.

Brown is the recipient of many prizes and awards, including 24 honorary degrees. He has received a MacArthur Fellowship, the United Nations’ Environment Prize, the World Wide Fund for Nature Gold Medal and the Blue Planet Prize for his “exceptional contributions to solving global environmental problems.”

For more information about the Nov. 11 presentation, contact Ellen Querin at 828-771-3006 or querin@warren-wilson.edu.

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