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April 18, 2018 – Environmental historian Dr. Jason Moore will deliver the keynote presentation of the 11th Annual Global Landscapes Conference at King’s College at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Snyder Room, third floor of the Campus Center. Titled “The High Cost of Cheap Nature: Work, Life, and Capital, from Columbus to Climate Change,” Moore’s lecture is open to the public free of charge. The annual Global Landscapes Conference will be held April 25-26 with the theme “Triple Bottom Line: Profit, People and Planet.”
In this talk, Moore will examine the connections between life, power, and capital in the modern world, including not only the cheapening of fields, forests and animal life, but how modernity has also cheapened human life and work through racialized, gendered, and colonial dynamics.
Moore is an environmental historian and historical geographer at Binghamton University, where he serves as associate professor of sociology. He is author of “A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet,” “Capitalism in the Web of Life,” and co-editor of “Anthropocene or Capitalocene?: Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism.”
Moore is the recipient of the Alice Hamilton Prize of the American Society for Environmental History in 2003; the Distinguished Scholarship Award of the Section on the Political Economy of the World-System, American Sociological Association, 2002 for articles, and 2015 for “Web of Life”; and the Byres and Bernstein Prize in Agrarian Change in 2011. He is chair of the Political Economy of the World-System Section and coordinates the World-Ecology Research Network.
The annual Global Landscapes Conference brings renowned speakers to campus and traditionally highlights interdisciplinary scholarship by leading academics, including presentations by King’s faculty and students, to examine important issues facing humanity to find sustainable solutions across academic departments, business practices, and policy perspectives.
“For past 10 years, this interdisciplinary conference has proven that world citizens need to look beyond firm, industry, national, and regional boundaries, create connections and build bridges for innovation, sustainability and growth,” said Dr. Bindu Vyas, conference chair and associate professor of international business and management at King's.
This event is co-sponsored by The International Business Honor Society, Epsilon Chi Omicron; The McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility; and King’s International Business and Economics Club. For more information on the conference, visit the GLC website at http://www.kings.edu/glc.
The Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center is located between North Franklin and North Main streets. Parking will be available in on-campus lots. Registration information for the two-day conference may be obtained by contacting Dr. Bindu Vyas at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5787, or visit the website http://www.kings.edu/GLC.
Environmental historian Dr. Jason Moore of Binghamton University will deliver the keynote presentation of the King’s College Global Landscapes Conference at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center.