William Powers- January Series Livestream

Wednesday, January 16th at 12:30 pm

Venue Details

Baker Book House I 2768 East Paris Ave SE. Grand Rapids, MI 49546 I (616) 957-3110

William powers js

Venue Details

Baker Book House I 2768 East Paris Ave SE. Grand Rapids, MI 49546 I (616) 957-3110

Event Details

SUSTAINABILITY, HAPPINESS AND THE "SLOW" MOVEMENT

William Powers has worked for two decades in development aid and conservation in Latin America, Africa, and North America. From 2002 to 2004 he managed the community components of a project in the Bolivian Amazon that won a 2003 prize for environmental innovation from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His essays and commentaries on global issues have appeared in the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune and on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air. Powers has worked at the World Bank and holds international relations degrees from Brown and Georgetown. A third-generation New Yorker, Powers has also spent two decades exploring the American culture of speed and its alternatives in some fifty countries around the world. He has covered the subject in his four books and written about it in the Washington Post and the Atlantic. Powers is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and an adjunct faculty member at New York University.

We will be live streaming each of the January Series sessions in store.