Friday, July 11, 2008

Get Reading for this Year's Popular Books Series

The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 7:00PM, Key Auditorium, Roger Bacon Hall.

Fareed Zakaria is an author and international affairs editor at Newsweek whose previous bestseller was entitled The Future of Freedom. In his newest book, Zakaria explains a future world shaped by many emerging power centers. The book is not about the decline of America but rather about the rise of everyone else. The Post-American World is a call for using our nation's strengths to achieve prosperity as have other parts of the world in recent times.

Panelists who will discuss this book are Dr. Vera Eccarius-Kelly from the Political Science Department, Dr. Karl Barbir from History, and Dr. John Hampton, KPMG Professor of Business from St. Peter's College.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How it Can Renew America, by Thomas Friedman.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 7:00PM, Key Auditorium, Roger Bacon Hall.

Thomas Friedman's forthcoming book (September 8, 2008) is likely to be an instant bestseller like his recent work, The World is Flat. In Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Friedman examines the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy and their consequences if we do not act quickly and collectively to alter these developments. He proposes an ambitious national strategy called "Geo-Greenism" which he claims will make America healthier, richer, more innovative, more productive, and more secure.

Panelists who will discuss this book are Dr. Lawrence Woolbright from the Environmental Studies and Biology Departments, Dr. Matthew Johnson from Sociology. and Dr. Jean Mangun, newly appointed head of the Environmental Studies Department.

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