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Farley Center Dedication Keynote

Friday, August 16th 7:00pm until 9:00pm

Peace, Justice & Sustainability – The Foundations for a New Economy by Joshua Farley, PhD, is the keynote address in a weekend of events celebrating the dedication of the Farley Center for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability. Dr. Farley is a professor of Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. Opening remarks will be provided by Joe Elder of the UW-Madison Department of Sociology, Vice Chair of The Madison Institute.

A reception will follow the keynote.

Friday, August 16, 7-9 p.m.

Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center
300 Richard St., Verona

For more information about this and other Farley Center Dedication events, see the Farley Center dedication web page or download the printable event brochure. The community is invited to join with the Farley Center in celebration by attending any or all of the events.

About the speaker Joshua Farley is a renowned ecological economist working to integrate social, human, and natural capital into the way the world views economics. He is a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and, a Professor in the Community Development and Applied Economics faculty at the University of Vermont. With economist Herman Daly, Joshua co-authored the foundation textbook Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications, 2nd ed. Island Press (2010). He holds degrees in biology, international affairs and economics. Joshua has received several Fellowships and has spent considerable time abroad. He has served as program director at the School for Field Studies, Centre for Rainforest Studies in Far North Queensland Australia, as Executive Director of the University of Maryland International Institute for Ecological Economics, and as adjunct faculty and licensed examiner at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. He recently returned from a Fulbright Fellowship in Brazil, where he served as visiting professor at the Federal Universities of Santa Catarina (UFSC) and Bahia (UFBA). His broad research interests focus on the design of an economy capable of balancing what is biophysically possible with what is socially, psychologically and ethically desirable. More specifically, his research focuses on mechanisms for allocating resources under local control and national sovereignty that generate global public goods, developing trans-disciplinary case study approaches to environmental problem solving as an educational tool, ecological restoration of rainforest ecosystems, economic globalization, and the valuation and finance of restoring natural capital.

Location: Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center

300 Richard Street