You are invited to attend this dynamic lecture series by Lance Bennett, University of Washington Professor of Political Science & Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor of Communication.
Life quality for growing numbers of people on the planet is threatened by a set of systemic problems. The global economy is not working well for people or the environment. Economic policies across the political spectrum rely on unrealistic expectations about economic growth and resource consumption. America and many other democracies face policy gridlock, breakdowns in representation, and voter anger. How did we get here? What can be done to address these great challenges of our time? This lecture series examines the prospects for realigning our economic, environmental and political systems in light of the outcomes of the 2016 elections: (a) economic and democratic system breakdown, (b) can capitalism be fixed, (c) the role of money in political reform (d) dismantling the environment versus economy myth, and (e) building the next system.
LECTURE SPEAKER: Lance Bennett is Professor of Political Science and Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor of Communication at UW, Seattle. He has lectured on these topics nationally and internationally. The University of Washington has recognized him with the James D. Clowes Award for the Advancement of Learning Communities, and The UW Faculty Lecture Award. He has also received career achievement awards from the American Political Science Association, The National Communication Association, and the International Communication Association.
Thank you to the University of Washington Alumni Association for supporting this event. Find more public lecture information at uwalum.com/lectures