"PATHWAYS TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE"
DR. ROBERT C. GILMAN
DIRECTOR OF THE CONTEXT INSTITUTE AND PUBLISHER OF
"IN CONTEXT" A JOURNAL OF HOPE, SUSTAINABILITY, AND CHANGE
This 90-minute satellite videoconference features Dr. Robert Gilman on the
topic of pathways to a sustainable future. While it is easy to feel despair
in the face of the world's environmental and social crises, there is, in
fact, much good news about what we can do and what is already being done to
build a positive future. Drawing on experience from around the globe, Dr.
Gilman will explore the essential changes -- in ourselves, our communities,
and our institutions -- that could lead us to a humane and sustainable world.
Target Audience: Community planners, educators, government, agriculture and
natural resource practitioners, and other citizens interested in sustainable
development and resource use.
This program was produced by the Information Department, College of
Agriculture and Home Economics, in conjunction with the Center for
Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University as
THE HEINZ SPIELMANN MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP Satellite Videoconference.
Publication No. VT0073
Price: $25.00. Please send check, money order, or purchase order to:
Cooper Publication Building
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5912
Make checks payable to Cooperative Extension Publications. Include
publication number on check.
(Postage and handling are included in price.)
Robert Gilman received his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Princeton University.
He taught and did research at the University of Minnesota, the Harvard
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and served as a Research Associate at
NASA's Institute for Space Studies.
Since 1975, when he decided that "the stars could wait, but the planet
couldn't," Dr. Robert Gilman has devoted himself to the study of
sustainability, futures research, and strategies for positive cultural
change. Dr. Gilman is the founding editor and publisher of the
internationally acclaimed journal, IN CONTEXT. He has a wide background in
cultural history, innovation theory, sustainable economics, appropriate
technology, and resource conservation.
In the last two years, Dr. Gilman has been working with the International
Union of Architects and the American Institute of Architects to develop
strategies for bringing the American built environment up to sustainable
design standards. He has also spoken to members of Vice President Gore's
"Reinventing Government" team on sustainability and cultural change and is
active in helping states and communities apply principles of sustainable
development to new and on-going projects.
The Heinz Spielmann Memorial Lectureship
Born in Vienna, Austria, Heinz Spielmann and his parents fled to France
seeking refuge from the Nazi occupation just prior to his completing study
at the Academy of Commerce and Industry. Sponsored for immigration to
Portland, Oregon, he came to the United States in 1939. After serving in
the U. S. Army during World War II, he returned to the Pacific Northwest to
finish his education.
Professor Spielmann graduated from WSU in 1962 with a Ph.D. in Agricultural
Economics. Between 1960-64, he taught at Montana State University, Bozeman.
In 1964, he joined the faculty of the University of Hawaii, Dept. of
Agriculture and Resource Economics. Dr. Spielmann retired as a Professor
Emeritus in December 1982. While at the University of Hawaii, he served as:
a member of the Governor's Agricultural Coordinating Committee; consultant
to the USDA and United Nations FAO; chairman of the editorial board of the
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources publications; and taught
and advised many national and international students in agricultural
economics and policy.
The Heinz Spielmann Memorial Lectureship was initiated by a gift from the
Spielmann family. Their generous donation is supporting this satellite
videoconference, enabling persons across the nation and the world to come
together and explore new strategies for sustainable resource management.
Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6240