Opportunity Wednesday to interact with renowned ecologist Ehrlich

The Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability will host a discussion with Stanford's Paul Ehrlich via Zoom.

Portrait of ecologist Paul Ehrlich

Professor Paul Ehrlich, world-renowned ecologist and environmental scientist at Stanford University, is going to join a Zoom meeting at noon Wednesday, March 15, to discuss and answer questions about his new book “Life: A Journey through Science and Politics.” 

The event is hosted by MSU's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS).

Acclaimed as a public scientist and as a spokesperson on pressing environmental and equity issues, delivering his message from the classroom to 60 Minutes, Paul R. Ehrlich, 90, in his latest book reflects on his life, including his love affair with his wife, Anne, his scientific research, his public advocacy, and his concern for global issues. Interweaving the range of his experiences—as an airplane pilot, a desegregationist, a proud parent—Ehrlich’s insights are priceless on pressing issues such as biodiversity loss, overpopulation, depletion of resources, and deterioration of the environment.

A lifelong advocate for women’s reproductive rights, Ehrlich also helped to debunk scientific bias associating skin color and intelligence and warned some 50 years ago about a possible pandemic and the likely ecological consequences of a nuclear war.

Ehrlich, a collaborator with CSIS director Jianguo "Jack" Liu, Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability, will have a Q&A session after the talk. 

A link to the Zoom can be obtained by contacting James Vatter, vatterja@msu.edu

"Life: A Journey through Science and Politics" has been reviewed in Science.

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