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Speaker series to feature ISU professor

Monday, September 6, 2010

TERRE HAUTE -- A new Wabash Valley non-profit will present the fourth session in a speaker series about sustainability, featuring an Indiana State University economics professor.

Don Richards will present "What Economics Gets Right about Sustainability, What Economics Gets Wrong about Sustainability," at 6 p.m., Wednesday, in Hayes Auditorium, Hulman Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.

The event is sponsored by Our Green Valley Alliance for Sustainability.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and a reception with light refreshments will follow the presentation.

Richards is a professor of economics at Indiana State University, where he has taught since 1985.

He received his Ph.D., from the University of Connecticut in 1985. His teaching and research interests focus on international trade and finance issues of less developed nations.

He is particularly interested in Paraguay and has worked at various times for agencies of the Paraguayan government as an economic policy consultant.

Richards' interest in sustainability derives mostly from an interest in sustainable agriculture. He currently teaches an undergraduate course in Food, Hunger and Sustainable Agriculture.

The last speaker in the series will be Michael Moorhead from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Dec. 1, at Ivy Tech Community College. Biking in Terre Haute will be the topic.

For more information about Our Green Valley Alliance for Sustainability, visit www.ourgreenvalley.org.

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