Saturday, September 10, 20222 | 10:30AM – 12:00PM PT | Institute of the Americas Complex – La Jolla, CA
The Institute of the Americas (Institute) is pleased to host Professor Saleem H. Ali, author of the new book Earthly Order – How Natural Laws Define Human Lifeon Saturday, September 10 at 10:30 a.m. in the Institute’s Malamud Room of the Weaver Conference Center on the UC San Diego campus.
Saleem Ali, is an environmental economist and Professor of Energy & the Environment at the University of Delaware and a National Geographic Explorer. Professor Ali will share highlights from his new book examining, from a multi-disciplinary approach, how natural laws impact and define our lives as human beings and how natural and social systems science can inform us about current and emerging planetary crises.
The COVID-19 pandemic and climate change have brought forth a collective global anxiety about the direct linkages between the environment and society at a fundamental structural level. According to Professor Ali, “humanity has either tried to conquer or capitulate to natural order, whereas we should seek to understand latent structures and patterns that permeate all systems and develop an earthly order, that is socially functional and sustainable.”
Current debates in both politics and business often present what should constitute a “world order” while scientists have wrestled with what are the fundamental conditions of natural order. Through Earthly Order, Professor Ali provides a readable synthesis of these debates with practical guidance for the public with a host of current examples from across the Americas around environmental decision making by consumers, government, industry and civil society.
According to Izabella Teixeira, Brazil’s Former Environment Minister, “Saleem Ali’s new book allows global societies to rediscover nature through an analysis of planetary order. The narrative clarifies visions of the future while practically anchored in the present. By building bridges across disciplines this book provides a pragmatic way of fostering a more positive relationship between humans and the earth.”
This Institute special event is free and open to everyone interested in the emerging societal challenges of managing the tensions between economic growth and environmental sustainability in an era of declining and degrading natural capital.
All attendees are kindly asked to register and will receive driving and parking information.
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Dr. Ali will sign books at the conclusion of the event.