After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians by Gordon LaxerExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

After the Sands Book Cover Gordon Laxer is coming to Waterloo region to present a public lecture on his new book, After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians. Impeccably researched, After the Sands is critical reading for anyone concerned about rising sea levels, pipeline and tanker spills, climate change, and Canada’s future in a carbon restricted world. American political activist, Ralph Nader, hails it as “a myth-destroying blockbuster book.”  

This timely talk will also offer a Q&A segment for the community, relating Laxer’s work to local struggles and opportunities. 

Hosted by the Department of Political Science with support from the Kitchener Public Library, the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Organized in partnership with numerous campus and community groups including the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre, Sustainable Campus Initiative, Waterloo Political Economy Group (WatPEG), Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG), ClimateActionWR, the Council of Canadians (Guelph and Centre Wellington Chapters), Divest Waterloo, KAIROS, and Wordsworth Books.  

Everyone is welcome!

About the speaker

Gordon LaxerGordon Laxer

Author
University of Alberta

Gordon Laxer, PhD, is the founding director and former head of Parkland Institute at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. A political economist and professor emeritus at the University of Alberta, Laxer is a prominent public intellectual. He has been widely published in both newspapers and academic journals, and has authored several books, including Open for Business: The Roots of Foreign Ownership in Canada (Oxford University Press), which won the John Porter award in 1992 for best book about Canada.  

Cost 
Free
Location 
Kitchener Public Library
Central Branch
85 Queen St N

Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1
Canada

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