Eban Goodstein kicks off 2011 USSEE conference

The 6th Biennial Conference of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics kicked off on June 26th with a keynote address by Dr. Eban Goodstein on “Reconciling the Science, Economics and Politics of Global Warming”.

Dr. Goodstein is Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College. He directs two national educational initiatives on global warming: C2C (Campus to Congress) and The National Climate Seminar. In recent years, he has coordinated climate education events at over 2500 colleges, universities, high schools and other institutions across the country.

Goodstein is the author of a college textbook,Economics and the Environment and other books, including Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment. Articles by Goodstein have appeared in among other outlets, including The Journal of Environmental Economics and ManagementLand EconomicsEcological Economics, andEnvironmental Management. His research has been featured in The New York TimesScientific AmericanTimeThe Economist, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.