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The Land Institute and Kansas Wesleyan University Present an Evening with Nate Hagens

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018


Fitzpatrick Auditorium at Kansas Wesleyan University
100 E Claflin Ave
Salina, Kansas 67401

Growth in our goods and service consumption based on natural resources is reaching limits. Humanity’s ever-growing consumption has, according to many scientists, already triggered the sixth Great Extinction of other species. It could paint a bleak picture for our future—but it depends on what we expect, and how we react, according to Dr. Nate Hagens.

Hagens is a well-known speaker on the big picture issues facing human society. The Land Institute is bringing him to Salina the day after Earth Day to address the opportunities and constraints we face as we approach the end of continued economic growth.

He will present his observations and ideas to the public at Kansas Wesleyan at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 23rd.  The talk will take place in Fitzpatrick Auditorium, and admission is free of charge. Earlier in the day, Hagens will meet with the staff of The Land Institute, which is bringing him to Salina as a visiting scholar for its nascent Ecosphere Studies program.

Hagens is well-versed in economics. With an MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago, he began his career as a Wall Street investment banker. Hagens was President of Sanctuary Asset Management and a Vice President at the investment firms Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers.

He was formerly the lead editor of The Oil Drum, one of the most popular and highly-respected websites for analysis and discussion of global energy supplies and the future implications of energy decline. He serves on the Boards of the Post Carbon Institute, Bottleneck Foundation, the Institute for Integrated Economic Research, and the Institute for the Study of Energy and the Future.

Hagens has appeared on PBS, BBC, ABC and NPR, and has lectured around the world.


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