Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development -- the idea that economic development can meet basic human needs without undermining cultures or natural enviroments -- has a long history at Appalachian State University. It started here in the Department of Anthropology as a concentration. In the spring of 1991 the University launched the undergraduate minor program. In 2001 the development of a Masters Program in Sustainable Development was begun. In 2013 the University elevated the program to department-level status. Please visit the SD website for more information.

Public Lecture: Disposable Futures: Neoliberalism's Assault on Higher Education

Henry A. Giroux
McMaster University

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
7:00PM
SCHAEFER CENTER
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Henry Giroux, who is currently the Global Television Network Chair in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Canada, is a leading scholar and public intellectual in the fields of critical pedagogy, cultural studies, communications, and educational philosophy. He was listed in "Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education: From Piaget to the Present" (Routledge, 2001) as one of the most influential contemporary educational thinkers. He is one of the most influential public intellectuals and theorists today.

A native of Rhode Island, Giroux completed an M.A. in history at Appalachian in 1968. After working as a high school social studies teacher, he earned a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1977. He has taught at Boston University, Miami University (Ohio) and Pennsylvania State University.

This talk is organized by the ASU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). It is free and open to the public.

Sponsors

  • Reich College of Education
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Fine and Applied Arts
  • University College
  • Cratis D. Williams Graduate School
  • Office of International Education and Development
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of English
  • Department of Philosophy and Religion 
  • Department of Government and Justice Studies
  • Department of Sustainable Development 
  • Department of Culture, Gender, and Global Studies

 

For more information, please contact Gregory Reck at reckgg@appstate.edu

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