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Margolin Lecture in Environmental Affairs

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“Reading Thoreau in Our Age of Violence”

In discussion with Rochelle Johnson. Details coming.

We live in the time of mass wildlife extinction, worldwide growing authoritarianism, increasing xenophobia, and global climate change. In this era, the past may seem oddly irrelevant, but Dr. Rochelle Johnson and Dr. Daegan Miller will explore one of the nineteenth century’s most outspoken critics, Henry David Thoreau, in relation to our time. What might Thoreau teach us about resistance and radicalism, dissent and disagreement, and isolation and involvement?