Beyond Material Worth: Participants



Moderator

Peter G. Brown

Peter G. Brown’s teaching, research, and service at McGill University are concerned with ethics, governance, and the protection of the environment. He is the author of numerous books, most recently Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy (with Geoffrey Garver, 2009). Brown is actively involved in tree farming and conservation efforts in Quebec and Maryland.

Panelist

Martha Buskirk

Martha Buskirk teaches art history and criticism at Montserrat College of Art. She is author of The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art and co-editor of The Duchamp Effect and The Destruction of Tilted Arc: Documents. A new book, Seeing Through the Museum: Art, Life, Commerce, addresses reciprocal relationships between museum history and contemporary artistic practices.

Panelist

Juliet Schor 

Juliet Schor is professor of sociology at Boston College. She is the author of books including the national bestseller The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure and is a co-founder and co-chair of the board of the Center for a New American Dream, a national sustainability organization. Her books Consumerism and Its Discontents and Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth are forthcoming in 2010.

Panelist

Simran Sethi 

Simran Sethi is an award-winning journalist focusing on social and environmental sustainability and an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She is currently writing a book on eco-elitism to be published by Harper Collins in 2010 and is the contributing author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy.