Economics, the Environment and Enlightened Activism - Part 1 of 2

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This month's podcast interview was conducted by IDP's Lineage Mentor, Dr. Miles Neale with Chris Williams, a long-time environmental activist and author.  The conversation took place in November 2013, in New York City. 

Dr. Miles Neale is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice, Assistant Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, and the Buddhism and Psychology Lineage Mentor of the Interdependence Project.  A long time student of Tibetan Buddhism, Miles has studied in the lineage of the Dalai Lamas with renowned Buddhist scholars Robert Thurman and Joseph Loizzo, as well as Tibetan masters Gelek Rinpoche and Lama Zopa.


Chris Williams is a long-time environmental activist and author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis (Haymarket, 2010) and contributing author to others. He is chair of the science dept at Packer Collegiate Institute and adjunct professor at Pace University in the Dept of Chemistry and Physical Science. His writings have appeared in Z Magazine, Green Left Weekly, Alternet, CommonDreams, ClimateandCapitalism.com, Counterpunch, The Indypendent, Dissident Voice, International Socialist Review, Truth Out, Socialist Worker, and ZNet. Professor Williams reported from Fukushima in December and January of 2012 and was a Lannan writer-in-residence in Marfa, Texas over the summer of 2012, where he began work on his second book on the Commons.  He was recently awarded a Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship to continue this work. Most recently, he reported from Warsaw for Truth-Out, on the latest round of international climate negotiations, COP 19. Recent articles can be accessed at the following links:  http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/20152-warsaw-climate-talks-go-up-in-smoke,
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/20194-understanding-warsaw-capitalism-climate-change-neocolonialism

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