Seth and May–Musicians and Environmental Activists–Dinner and Concert 4/9, Reserve Space ASAP

Seth and May

Michigan-based folk musicians and environmental activists Samuel Seth Bernard and May Erlewine will participate in a performance and conversation over a vegan dinner for Wesleyan students, faculty and staff. This free event is entitled “Music & Conversation with Seth and May” and is being hosted by Rani Arbo on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 4:30pm – 7pm in the Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center. Bernard and Erlewine have been perennial attractions at the Earthwork Collective farm’s annual Harvest Gathering, a music festival devoted to local independent artists and responsible, earth-friendly activism. 

In order to reserve a seat & dinner to this event, you must contact Valerie Marinelli, or (860) 685-3733 to be put on the list!  First Come, First Serve! 

A Music & Public Life and Earth Month event presented by the College of the Environment.,


Lecture: “Natural Resource Policy-Making in Thailand” 9/20, 4:30 p.m.

Professor Danny Unger of Northern Illinois University will be speaking this Thursday, September 20, on “Tackling Tough Decisions in a Democracy: Natural Resource Policy-Making in Thailand.” The lecture is at 4:30 PM in the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies.

Democracy is sometimes said to be associated with stronger protections against environmental degradation. Thailand’s environmental regime has become stronger since 1990, and its policy processes have become generally more participatory since the year 2000. The accompanying environmental gains have been uneven, however, and in some cases have been associated with authoritarian interludes rather than with democratic politics. What can the case of Thailand tell us about the conditions under which democracy contributes to preserving the environment.

You are cordially invited to attend Professor Unger’s talk.