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Noel Ortega

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September 18, 2012
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm


AFL-CIO, Presidents Room
815 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC, USA

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Author Event: America the Possible

A discussion and book signing with Gus Speth on his book about an attractive and plausible future with specific changes that are needed to move toward a new political economy.

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You are invited to a conversation with Gus Speth on his new book, America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy (Yale University Press).

Gus Speth is a co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources Institute, a former head of the UN Development Program, and a former Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Speth's new book is the third in a series of award-winning books from Yale University Press. It charts a course through the discouragement and despair commonly felt today, and envisions what he calls America the Possible, an attractive and plausible future that we can still realize. The book identifies a dozen features of the American political economy where transformative change is essential, and it spells out the changes that are needed to move toward a new political economy to sustain people, place, and the planet.  

Speth will present the main ideas of the book and then Institute for Policy Studies director John Cavanagh will moderate a discussion.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to Noel Ortega at IPS: noel@ips-dc.org

The conversation will open into a discussion with the audience, followed by a book signing.

Co-host: Institute for Policy Studies, AFL-CIONatural Resources Defense Council, 350.orgNew Economy Working Group, Yes Magazine, Democracy Collaborative, Teaching for Change bookstore, Center for a New American Dream, Green America, Friends of the Earth-US, Worldwatch Institute, Labor Network for Sustainability, Communitarian Network, and Jobs with Justice.