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Extra Summer Lecture! 'Water & Energy Issues in India and the Worldwide Crunch'

GBH invites you to a special summer lecture Sunday July 22, at Phillips Brooks House at 2 pm. Professor H. M. Desarda, a secularist and nationally prominent Indian economist, will be visiting the USA in the wake of his participation in the RIO+20 Environment conference in Brazil. He'll talk on "Water and Energy Issues in India and the Worldwide Crunch."

As this is a special summer meeting and lecture, we will not have our usual lunch beforehand. We will socialize and have snacks after the talk. We look forward to seeing you at Phillips Brooks House at 2.

The rapid development of the world population and per-capita consumption is having ever more serious impacts on the environment. Prof. Desarda, born in 1943 in an agricultural family in India, has written mainly about issues of land, water, energy, employment and environment in India. With a long career in state and national government positions on land management and irrigation, he has now been appointed by the President of India to the Executive Council of the University of Hyderabad. His paper presented to the recent “Rio+20” Conference was entitled “The Challenge of Harmonizing Economics, Ecology and Ethics: A Gandhian Perspective on Greening the Economy.”

Free Parking is available from in the Littauer lot: After turning onto Oxford Street from Kirkland, proceed to the Maxwell Dworkin entrance on your left (across from the University Museum), and follow the drive leftward to the Littauer Lot abutting the rear of the Science Center.

We hope you are having a great summer and can join us for this unusual opportunity to hear this distinguished speaker! Stay tuned for more info for our upcoming Summer Picnic; our monthly 'Third Sunday Lunch and Lecture' series will return in September.

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  • Betsy Y.

    Running a bit late, but I'm on my way!

    July 22, 2012

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