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Book Launch & Discussion: Globalism and Localization

September 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT


You are invited to celebrate the launch of the new book, Globalism and Localization: Emergent Approaches to Ecological and Social Crises. Within this collection, contributors expound upon the connection between local and global phenomenon within their respective fields including social ecology, climate justice, ecopsychology, big history, peace ecology, social justice, community resilience, indigenous rights, permaculture, food justice, liberatory politics, and both transformative and transpersonal studies.


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Refreshments will be served!



The following panel of authors will discuss their experiences in addressing the ecological and social crises highlighted in the book:


Jeanine M. Canty, Professor and Chair, Environmental Studies department at Naropa University. She is the chief editor of the book and teaches courses including: Ecopsychology, Deep Ecology, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Environmental Issues, Multicultural Perspectives for Environmental Leaders and an 8-day Wilderness solo. Her work intersects issues of social and ecological justice and she is very interested in the process individuals go through to reach heightened awareness and translating this to positive change.

Introduction and Chapter 3, The Ties That Bind: An Earth-Based Story of Home


Brian Tokar, has been an activist, author and a well-known critical voice for ecological activism since the 1980s. He is currently the director of the Institute for Social Ecology and Lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont.

Chapter 1, Climate Justice and the Challenge of Local Solution


Ana I. Baptista, PhD, is the chair of Milano’s Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management MS program at The New School. Her research and professional practice focuses on environmental and climate justice and works directly with impacted communities and coalitions to support the advancement of community led, critical and systemic alternatives to achieve environmental justice.

Chapter 8, The Evolution of the Environmental Justice Movement: Translocal Voices for Systemic Transformations


Asoka Bandarage, Ph.D. has served on the faculties of Brandeis University, Georgetown University and Mount Holyoke College where she was also the Chair of the Women’s Studies Program. She is the author of the books: Colonialism in Sri Lanka, Women, Population and Global Crisis, The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka, Sustainability and Well-Being: The Middle Path to Environment, Society and the Economy and numerous other publications. She has given hundreds of presentations and media interviews on global environmental and social issues. Asoka serves on the boards of Critical Asian Studies, Interfaith Moral Action on Climate, International Buddhist Association of America and The International Society for Consciousness Studies. She is currently a visiting professor at Colorado College and Georgetown University.

Chapter 9, Ethical Path to Ecological and Social Survival


When: Thursday, September 12, 2019 5PM-6:30PM

Where: Wollman Hall (65 W 11th St, New York, NY 10011)


Presented by Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment and the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School

Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment at The New School offers graduate study in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, Nonprofit Management, Organizational Change Management, and Public and Urban Policy.



September 12, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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