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GGG Seminar: Angus Wright, Professor Emeritus at CSU Sacramento, on environmental law and history

Event Date: 
2011-10-05 16:10 - 17:30

Location: Hoagland 113

Join us to hear Professor Angus Wright discuss environmental law and history, with an focus on international environmental problems.

Professor Wright is professor emeritus and one of the founders of the Environmental Studies program at California State University, Sacramento, where he taught from 1972–2005. (Wes Jackson was another of the founders.)

Wright earned his Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Michigan in 1976 with a dissertation on "Market, Land and Class: Southern Bahia, Brazil, 1890–1942." He has done research in Mexico and Brazil with the support of Fulbright and Doherty Research grants.

He continues to lecture frequently at universities around the United States. From 2005 through 2007 he served as a lead author on the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, sponsored by the United Nations, the World Bank, and a variety of other institutions and organizations and now available in various forms from Island Press.