Paul Gilding, "The Great Disruption"

Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series 2011

In recent years we have begun to feel acutely the phenomenon Paul Gilding describes as “The Great Disruption.” Our current economic model is coming to an end, and the environmental, social and financial bills have come due. In his latest book Gilding asserts that this disruption is just beginning and we’re in for a rough ride. Fortunately, he offers more than doom and gloom, reminding us that crises often bring out the best people have to offer: compassion, innovation and resilience.

Paul Gilding is an international thought leader and advocate for sustainability. He has served as head of Greenpeace International, and is currently a faculty member for Cambridge University’s Programme for Sustainability Leadership.

November 14th, 2011.

Photographs by Kaija Cornett, '12.

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