Scheduled for completion in 2018, the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics represents Penn Arts and Sciences’ most ambitious capital project in support of the social sciences in decades. Designed by KPMB Architects, the project will restore the historically-significant West Philadelphia Trust Building at 36th and Walnut Streets and marry it with a contemporary addition.
2015 Levin Family Dean’s Forum
February 19, 2015
Free and open to the public
The Challenge of the 21st Century: Setting the Real Bottom Line in the Anthropocene
Environmental activist David Suzuki lays out his case for change.
On January 16, the New York Times reported that 2014 was the hottest year yet in earth’s recorded history. Environmental activist David Suzuki argues that the Anthropocene—when humans gained the power to change the planet—is here, and says we must rediscover our place in the world so that we and the rest of life can continue to flourish.
Dr. Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP’s Global 500.