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24 March, 2019
Corvallis Public Library, 645 Nw Monroe Ave.

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Being Human in the 21st Century: A Special Evening with Nate Hagens

What do the converging environmental, economic, and energy crises mean for the fate of humanity? What can the long arc of human history teach us about our uncertain future?

Post Carbon Institute invites you to join us for an evening with Nate Hagens in Corvallis.

We will have a conversation based on his work, which explores how once human individual and collective behavior are integrated with energy, climate, and resource constraints, there becomes a much clearer timeline and priority of human response. What does this synthesis mean for us here in Oregon?


Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330

Nate runs an Honors seminar at the University of Minnesota called ‘Reality 101 – A Survey of the Human Predicament’. This year Nate has been asked to develop an on-line overview of the global challenge for 800 honors students. Two of the three sections of the video series are complete and are available at:

Energy/technology/money/economy playlist (12 vids)

Brain behavior playlist (7 vids)

Nate Hagens is on the Boards of Post Carbon Institute, Bottleneck Foundation, IIER and founder of the Institute for the Study of Energy and the Future. He was lead editor of The Oil Drum, one of the most popular and respected websites for analysis and discussion of global energy supplies and the future implications of the upcoming energy transition. Nate has appeared on PBS, BBC, ABC and NPR, and has lectured around the world. He holds a Masters Degree in Finance with Honors from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont. Previously Nate was President of Sanctuary Asset Management and a Vice President at the investment firms Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers.