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News Marlboro College Presents "Localist Movements in a Global Economy," A Lecture by David J. Hess, September 29

MARLBORO, VT- (September 18, 2009) - Marlboro College will host a free, public discussion with David J. Hess, author of the book, Localist Movements in a Global Economy (MIT Press, 2007), in Ragle Hall at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 29.

Localist Movements in a Global Economy looks at four specific forms of localism: "buy local" campaigns; urban agriculture; local ownership of electricity and transportation; and alternative and community media. Localism is not a panacea for globalization, Hess concludes, but a crucial ingredient in projects to build more democratic, just and sustainable politics.

David J. Hess is a professor in the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Department of Science and Technology Studies and director of the program in Ecological Economics, Values, and Policy. He is the recipient of a senior Fulbright fellowship, a Social Science Research Council fellowship, the Robert K. Merton Prize, the Diana Forsythe Prize, and he has been a PI and co-PI on multiple National Science Foundation grants.

For more information, please contact the Marlboro College Public Relations office at 802-251-7644 or In the event of inclement weather, please call 802-451-7151 for cancellation information.

Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.



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