Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: March 19, 2012 from 12pm to 2pm
Location: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability at UBC
Website or Map: http://morrisberman.eventbrit…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: public, talk
Organized By: Justin Ritchie
Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2012
UBC Reads Sustainability
Well known as an innovative cultural historian and social critic
He will talk about "The Way We Live Today" based on his recent book,
"Why America Failed"
Morris Berman has taught at a number of universities in Europe and North America, and has held visiting endowed chairs at Incarnate Word College (San Antonio), the University of New Mexico, and Weber State University. During 1982-88 he was the Lansdowne Professor in the History of Science at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Berman won the Governor’s Writers Award for Washington State in 1990, and was the first recipient of the annual Rollo May Center Grant for Humanistic Studies in 1992. He is the author of a trilogy on the evolution of human consciousness–The Reenchantment of the World (1981), Coming to Our Senses (1989), and Wandering God: A Study in Nomadic Spirituality (2000)–and in 2000 his Twilight of American Culture was named a “Notable Book” by the New York Times Book Review. During 2003-6 he was Visiting Professor in Sociology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Dr. Berman relocated to Mexico in 2006, and during 2008-9 was a Visiting Professor at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City.