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Speth Envisions Revolutionized America as Lecture Series Continues

October 13, 2011

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Vermont Law School Professor Gus Speth laid out a grim assessment of the United States on Oct. 6, saying corporate, political and military greed were destroying the nation in the first of three lectures calling for a grassroots revolution.Image of Gus Speth

In his second lecture on Thursday, Oct. 20, Speth will envision a reborn America based on a platform of fairness, justice, peace and a sustainable economy. In his third lecture on Thursday, Nov. 3, he will explain how that new economic and political system can be accomplished.

The lecture series, titled "America, Rising to Its Dream: Charting Passage from Today's Decline to Tomorrow's Rebirth," is free and open to the public. The lectures will be from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the Chase Community Center.

Speth, a founder of the modern environmental movement, joined VLS in 2010. He is a former dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, administrator of the U.N. Development Programme, chair of the U.N. Development Group, founder of the World Resources Institute and co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

More information about the lecture series is available at or from Suzanne Todd at CLE credits are available.

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