USD to Host Acclaimed Author of Ecovillages Around the World

The University of San Diego (USD) will host professor and author Dr. Karen T. Litfin, from the University of Washington, on Thursday, February 6th. Dr. Litfin will discuss her latest book, Ecovillages Around the World, from 7:00-9:00pm at USD’s Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre. USD sociology professor, Dr. Tom Reifer will introduce Dr. Litfin and moderate a Q & A following her talk.

After teaching international environmental law and politics for nearly 20 years, Dr. Litfin embarked upon a journey to ecovillages around the world to find models of living that could work for the long haul. From rural to urban, high tech to low tech, and spiritual to secular communities, she learned that not only is another world possible, it is already being born in small pockets the world over. Join us for an inspiring slide presentation and discussion of how we can learn from ecovillages and scale up their lessons to existing social structures, from the local to the global.

WHO: Dr. Karen Litfin of the University of Washington

WHAT: Discussion of her new book, Ecovillages Around the World

WHERE: The University of San Diego’s Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

WHEN: Thursday, February 6, 2014
7:00-9:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Litfin will be available to sign copies of her book following the event. Books will be available for purchase.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.