Vaclav Smil (Environment & Geography, University of Manitoba)

Thu May 20th 2010, 7:00pm
Event Sponsor
Center for Ethics in Society
Annenberg Auditorium, 435 Lasuen Mall
Vaclav Smil (Environment & Geography, University of Manitoba)

Vaclav Smil's interdisciplinary research encompasses a broad area of environmental, energy, food, population, economic and public policy studies ranging from quantifications and modeling of global biogeochemical cycles to long-range appraisals of energy and environmental options. He has written extensively, including his most recent books "Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years" (2008), "Energy in Nature and Society: General Energetics of Complex Systems" (2008), and "Oil: A Beginner's Guide" (2008). In 2007, Smil was awarded the Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Award for excellence in writing and editing in the population sciences.