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Civic Engagement Breakfast: World Collapse or the Great Turning
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 8:30am to Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 10:00am

Please plan to join us for a lively
Spring 2006 Civic Engagement Breakfast

WORLD COLLAPSE OR THE GREAT TURNING:
Individual and Collective Acts for Global Sustainability

 


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DAVID C. KORTEN, Keynote Speaker

Former Harvard Business School professor, Air Force captain, USAID advisor; and an associate of the International Forum on Globalization with more than thirty years experience living and working in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 24th
8:30 - 10:00 am
327 SMU

Discussion facilitator: Lawrence Wallack
Dean of PSU's College of Urban and Public Affairs

David Korten's best-selling books When Corporations Rule the World and The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism have had global impact. In The Great Turning Korten claims that a mounting perfect economic storm is fast approaching and discusses the impact of climate change, peak oil, and financial instability on modern life. Envision with Korten how sustainable bioregional economic systems and grassroots networking efforts, and a revitalizing of the international movement for peace and justice provide strong promise for a different future. The Great Turning suggests that humans are at a defining moment and face both the opportunity and the imperative to choose our future.

Light Breakfast will be provided, so please RSVP to the CAE at 725-5642, caestaff@pdx.edu.

Free and open to the public

Jointly sponsored by the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE), Corporation for National and Community Service, and the College of Urban and Public Affairs