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Book Launch & Discussion: Globalism and Localization

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College, Room B500 65 West 11th Street Room B500, New York, NY 10011

Celebrate the launch of the new book, Globalism and Localization: Emergent Approaches to Ecological and Social Crises. Within this collection, contributors expound upon the connection between local and global phenomenon within their respective fields including social ecology, climate justice, ecopsychology, big history, peace ecology, social justice, community resilience, indigenous rights, permaculture, food justice, liberatory politics, and both transformative and transpersonal studies.


The following panel of authors will discuss their experiences in addressing the ecological and social crises highlighted in the book:

Jeanine M. Canty, Professor and Chair, Environmental Studies department at Naropa University. She is the chief editor of the book and teaches courses including Ecopsychology, Deep Ecology, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Environmental Issues, Multicultural Perspectives for Environmental Leaders, and an 8-day Wilderness solo. Her work intersects issues of social and ecological justice and she is very interested in the process individuals go through to reach heightened awareness and translating this to positive change. 

Introduction and Chapter 3, The Ties That Bind: An Earth-Based Story of Home

Brian Tokar, has been an activist, author and a well-known critical voice for ecological activism since the 1980s. He is currently the director of the Institute for Social Ecology and Lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont.

Chapter 1, Climate Justice and the Challenge of Local Solution

Ana I. Baptista, Ph.D., is the chair of Milano’s Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management MS program at The New School. Her research and professional practice focuses on environmental and climate justice and works directly with impacted communities and coalitions to support the advancement of community-led, critical and systemic alternatives to achieve environmental justice. 

Chapter 8, The Evolution of the Environmental Justice Movement: Translocal Voices for Systemic Transformations 

Asoka Bandarage, Ph.D., is a research consultant and practitioner in social philosophy and consciousness, environmental sustainability, human well-being, international development, political economy, women and gender studies, multiculturalism, peace and security, South Asia, population and ecology.

Chapter 9, Ethical Path to Ecological and Social Survival

Refreshments will be served.


Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment at The New School offers graduate study in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management, Nonprofit Management, Organizational Change Management, and Public and Urban Policy.

Presented by the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment at The Schools of Public Engagement and the Tishman Environment and Design Center.



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