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Boston College Professor Juliet Schor Speaks at 2013 Babson Carpenter Lecture Event

Professor Juliet Schor speaks on the Emergence of a New Economy: How scale, connection and time are the keys to a sustainable future

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Babson College’s 2013 Carpenter Lecture Event will take place on Thursday, February 28th, and will feature Boston College Professor Juilet Schor , who will speak on the Emergence of a New Economy: How scale, connection and time are the keys to a sustainable future. The event will take place from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Babson’s Sorenson Center for the Arts.

Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College. She is also a member of the MacArthur Foundation Connected Learning Research Network. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard University for 17 years, in the Department of Economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women's Studies. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Schor received her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Massachusetts.

Her most recent book is True Wealth: How and Why Millions of Americans are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, High-Satisfaction Economy. Previous books include national best-seller The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure. This book appeared on the best-seller lists of The New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, The Chicago Tribune, The Village Voice The Boston Globe as well as the annual best books list for The New York Times, Business Week and other publications. The book is widely credited for influencing the national debate on work and family.

Schor is currently working on issues of environmental sustainability and their relation to Americans’ lifestyles and the economy and the emergence of a conscious consumption movement. She is a co-founder of the Board of the Center for a New American Dream (newdream.org), a national sustainability organization.  

The Carpenter Lecture is sponsored by the Economics Division. For more information, call 781-239-4580

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By Hilary Katulak; hkatulak@babson.edu; 781-239-4623 | 2/22/2013 1:16 PM