Education for Sustainable Living Program Lecture Series

Featuring Kenneth R. Weiss

Wednesday, December 04, 2013
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Young CS76

Kenneth R. Weiss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, focuses on topics at the intersection of science, environment and public health. He is now working on a book that draws the connections between women’s rights and reproductive health with hunger, poverty, national security and environmental decline. The book was inspired by his series, Beyond 7 Billion, www.latimes.com/populationrising, published last year in the Los Angeles Times on the causes and consequences of human population growth. He was the lead reporter for the Altered Oceans series, www.latimes.com/oceans, which showed how the slow creep of environmental decay often has a more profound impact than cataclysmic natural disasters. Besides winning the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting, Weiss has won the George Polk Award, the Grantham Prize, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Scripps Howard Foundation’s National Journalism Award and many others. He holds a bachelor’s degree in folklore from UC Berkeley and lives in Carpinteria, California. Like way too many Californians, he prefers to conduct his own ocean research from his surfboard.

After the lecture will be a reception with light refreshments from 5:00-5:30 p.m. in the WG Young courtyard.