Xavier Speaker to Address Global Environmental History

March 2, 2009


John R. McNeill will address “An Age of Turbulence: Global Environmental History since 1890”on Sunday, March 29, 2009, 7:00 pm at Xavier University’s Schiff Conference Center. It is free and open to the public.

Since 1985, John McNeill has been a faculty member of the School of Foreign Service and History Department at Georgetown University, where he teaches world history, environmental history, and international history. From 2003 until 2006, he held the Cinco Hermanos Chair in Environmental and International Affairs at Georgetown. His most recent book, Epidemics and Geopolitics in the American Tropics, 1640-1920 came out last year. His earlier books include: The Human Web: A Bird's-eye View of World History (2003) with W.H. McNeill, Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the 20th-Century World (2000) and The Mountains of the Mediterranean World: An Environmental History (1992).

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