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Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility
Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 7:30pm

What's the Big Idea?
A lecture series sponsored by the College of Urban & Public Affairs

Presents

Michael Shellenberger, co-author of
"Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility"

Thursday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Smith Memorial Student Center
1825 SW Broadway, Third Floor


In the fall of 2004, Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger triggered a firestorm of controversy with their essay, "The Death of Environmentalism." Their latest book, "Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility" delivers on their promise to articulate a new politics for a new century – one focused on aspirations, not complaints, and human possibility rather than limits. Arguing for new approaches to economic development and new roles for government, the authors suggest that it's time to create a politics focused as much on uncommon greatness as on the common good.

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear and discuss these bold and provocative ideas.

For more information about the book, visit http://www.thebreakthrough.org.

This lecture is co-sponsored by Portland State University's:
College of Urban & Public Affairs' Social Equity and Opportunity Forum
Center for Academic Excellence
Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices
and
Lewis & Clark College's Environmental Studies Program


For inquiries about this event, please contact Rod Johnson at (503) 725-4044 or rod@pdx.edu.