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The Human Future

Wrigley Lecture Series

Sir Crispin Tickell

  • Advisory Council Member, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

When we know something of our past, we think we know the present. Some may see the future as a continuation of past and present, but according to Sir Crispin Tickell, this outlook is ineffective. In this visionary talk, Sir Crispin will urge us to confront the issues of our day: the multiplication of our species in all its aspects; the economics of health and wealth; the future source of food and energy; adaptation to climate change; and the shortcomings of conventional wisdom. Will the Anthropocene epoch represent no more than a relatively short episode in the story of life on Earth?

A pioneer in linking environmental and climatic change to the realms of politics and business, Sir Crispin Tickell is a former diplomat, warden of Green College Oxford, Chancellor of the University of Kent, and serves as an adviser to ASU's President Michael M. Crow. He is the author of many papers and books, including "Climate Change and World Affairs" and "Mary Anning of Lyme Regis."

Welcoming remarks by:
ASU's President Michael M. Crow
Global Institute of Sustainability's new director, Gary Dirks

Thursday, April 11, 2013
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.