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“The Promises and Paradoxes of ‘Green’ Technologies”
“The Promises and Paradoxes of ‘Green’ Technologies”
WhenFriday, May 10, 2019, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Campus locationGowen Hall (GWN)
Campus roomOlson Room, Gowen 1A
Event typesLectures/Seminars
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Richard York, University of Oregon
“The Promises and Paradoxes of ‘Green’ Technologies”

Richard York is a Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at the University of Oregon. He does both theoretical and empirical work in the areas of environmental sociology, ecological economics, animal studies, and the sociology of science. He is Chair of the Section on Animals and Society of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and was the 2013-14 Friends of the Institute for Advanced Study Member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, the Chair of the Environmental Sociology Section of the ASA in 2013-14, and the Co-Editor of the journal Organization & Environment from 2006 to 2012. He has over 100 publications, including three books. He has received the Fredrick H. Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award (2017) for lifetime achievement, the Teaching and Mentorship Award (2011), and the Outstanding Publication Award twice (2004 and 2007) from the Environmental Sociology Section of the ASA; the Gerald L. Young Book Award in Human Ecology from the Society for Human Ecology; the Rural Sociology Best Paper Award (2011) from the Rural Sociological Society; the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Section on Animals & Society of the ASA (2015); and the Honorable Mention for the Lewis A. Coser Award for Theoretical Agenda Setting from the Theory Section of the ASA.

This event is part of the Duck Family Colloquium series. The Center for Environmental Politics organizes a monthly colloquium series on environmental politics, policy, and governance. This series is made possible by the generous support of Gary and Susan Duck, UW alumni and long-standing benefactors of the department. Susan passed away in December 2015 after a prolonged illness. We miss her a lot.…
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