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Funded through the generous support of Julie Ann Wrigley, the Wrigley Lecture Series brings internationally known thinkers and problem-solvers to ASU to engage directly with students and the larger sustainability community.

Past Wrigley Lecture Series

Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Doors 6:00 p.m.
Talk 6:30 p.m.

Thomas Friedman

  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
  • New York Times Columnist

In celebration of Julie Ann Wrigley’s global leadership in sustainability, we are honored to announce that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman will be speaking at ASU...

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Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, October 30, 2014
5:00 p.m. Doors Open/ Seating
5:30 p.m. Lecture
Followed by a book signing until 7:15 p.m.

Dr. Vandana Shiva

  • Author, Activist, Pioneer, Scientific Advisor, Mother
  • @drvandanashiva

Trained in physics and philosophy, Dr. Vandana Shiva is renowned for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods. She co-founded Navdanya, which promotes seed saving and organic farming and has more than 70,000 farmer-members. She is the recipient of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace...


Future of Food: Dictatorship or Democracy?

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Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, October 16, 2014
4:30- 6:00 p.m. Lecture

Kim Jordan

  • CEO and Co-Founder of New Belgium Brewing Company

Kim Jordan has cultivated her passion for social work, the environment, and community to create one of the most successful corporations in America. Her lifelong commitment to developing healthy communities has informed New Belgium's culture through policies like employee ownership, open-book management, and philanthropic giving...

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Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, April 24, 2014
9:00 a.m. reception
10:00-11:30 a.m. lecture

Ray Mabus

  • Secretary of the Navy

Ray Mabus is the 75th US Secretary of the Navy and leads America's Navy and Marine Corps. He is responsible for conducting the affairs of the Department of the Navy, including recruiting, organizing, equipping, training and mobilizing. Additionally, he oversees construction and repair of naval ships, aircraft, and facilities, and...


Power Matters: Energy Security and the US Navy and Marine Corps

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Wrigley Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
doors open and dessert reception at 7:00 p.m. featuring local food trucks: Mamma Toledo's Pie, Frosted Frenzy Cupcakes, and Paletas Betty Popsicles
event begins at 7:30 p.m.

Julian Agyeman

Join Mayor Greg Stanton as he welcomes Julian Agyeman to Phoenix...


Just Sustainabilities: Re-Imagining E/Quality, Living within Limits

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Wrigley Lecture Series
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Lecture, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Amory Lovins

  • Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

The world is on the road toward a clean-energy system based on increasingly cost-competitive technologies. These new winners include energy efficiency, solar, wind, and flexible demand through a smart grid, integrated with geothermal, biomass, and hydro...


Climate Change: No Breakthroughs Needed

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Wrigley Lecture Series
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
7:00 - 8:45 p.m.

Gary Hirshberg

  • Chairman of the board and former CEO, Stonyfield Farm

In 1983, Gary Hirshberg and his business partner set out with seven cows at their organic farming school to prove that sustainability can be highly profitable. Thirty years later, his company, Stonyfield Farm, at $350M in annual sales, is the world's largest organic yogurt company, supporting thousands of family farmers...


How to Make Money and Save the World

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Wrigley Lecture Series
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dale Whittington

  • Professor of Environmental Sciences & Engineering and City & Regional Planning
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Manchester Business School (UK)

Whittington is the author of over 100 publications related to economic and public-policy issues of water-resources management in developing countries. He has been a member of the World Bank’s Blue Ribbon Panel on the Nile River, the Ganges Basin Strategic Assessment Team, the Technical Committee of the Global Water...

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Wrigley Lecture Series
Monday, April 22, 2013
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Naomi Oreskes

  • Science Historian and Author
  • Professor, University of California, San Diego Department of History
  • Adjunct Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Naomi Oreskes has a long-standing interest in understanding the establishment of scientific consensus and the role and character of scientific dissent. For the past decade, she has primarily been interested in the problem of human-caused climate change. She has won numerous prizes, including the 2011 Climate Change Communicator of the...


Who is Responsible for Climate Change?

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

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...


The Human Future

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