Annual E.F. Schumacher Lectures ~ Schumacher Center for New Economics

Annual E.F. Schumacher Lectures

1st Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
Mount Holyoke College; South Hadley, Massachusetts
October 24, 1981

People, Land, and Community  by Wendell Berry
A Call for a Revolution in Agriculture by Wes Jackson

2nd Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
Cathedral of St. John the Divine; New York, NY
October 24, 1982

The Family as a Small Society by Elise Boulding
The Community's Role in Appropriate Technology by George McRobie

3rd Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: "Thinking Regionally: Ecological Politics for the 1980s"
Mount Holyoke College; South Hadley, Massachusetts
October 15, 1983

The Economics of Regions by Jane Jacobs
Mother of All: Introduction Bioregionalism by Kirkpatrick Sale

4th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: "Alternatives to Politics as Usual"
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall of Yale University; New Haven, Connecticut
October 27, 1984

John Deere and the Bereavement Counselor by John McKnight
Green Politics: The Spiritual Dimension by Charlene Spretnak

5th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: “The Politics of Third World Development”
Harvard Kennedy School; Cambridge, Massachusetts
October 19, 1985

Toward a Politics of Hope: Lessons for a Hungry World by Francis Moore  Lappé
An Ecological Economic Order by John Todd 

6th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: 
Arch Street Friends Meeting House; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 27, 1986

The Farm Crisis and the City  by Wendell Berry
The Farm Crisis by Katherine Waller

7th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: “Technology and its Consequences: How to Understand and Resist the Megamachine”
Monument Mountain Regional High School; Great Barrington, Massachusetts
October 24, 1987

Technology as if the Earth Mattered by Nancy Jack Todd
Alternative Medicines by Richard Grossman
Technology and its Consequences by Jeremy Rifkin

8th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: “Import Replacement: Economic Opportunities for
Regions”
Monument Mountain Regional High School; Great Barrington, Massachusetts
October 29, 1988

Import Replacement by Alanna Probst
Linking America's Farmers to Cities: The Farmers Market Coupon Program by August Schumacher
The Need for Local Currencies by Robert Swann

9th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: "The Paths of Decentralism Since E.F. Schumacher"
John Dewey Academy; Great Barrington, Massachusetts
October 28, 1989

Development Beyond Economism by Hazel Henderson
Why Small is Beautiful: The Size Interpretation of History by Leopold Kohr
Bringing Power Back Home: Recreating Democracy on a Human Scale by John McClaughry

10th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: “Decentralist Responses to the Environmental Crisis”
John Dewey Academy; Great Barrington, Massachusetts
October 27, 1990

The Management Explosion and the Next Environmental Crisis by David Ehrenfeld
Women and the Challenge of the Ecological Era by Dana Lee Jackson
The Columbian Legacy and the Ecosterian Response by Kirkpatrick Sale

11th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: “In Memory of Lewis Mumford: Human Habitat and
the Natural World”
John Dewey Academy; Great Barrington, Massachusetts
October 19, 1991

The Ecozoic Era by Thomas Berry
Making Amends to the Myriad Creatures by Stephanie Mills

12th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
October 31, 1992

It's Healing Time on Earth by David Brower
Environmental Literacy: Education as if the Earth Mattered by David Orr
The Right Livelihood Award and Further Initiatives for a Sustainable Society by Jakob von Uexkull

13th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
October 23, 1993

Ecologically Sustainable Development: More than Just a Pretty Face by George Davis
Becoming Native to this Place by Wes Jackson
Voices from White Earth: Gaa-Waabbaabiganikaag by Winona LaDuke

14th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall of Yale University; New Haven, Connecticut
October 22, 1994

Distributing our Technological Inheritance by Gar Alperovitz
The Wisdom of Leopold Kohr by Ivan Illich

15th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
Yale Law School; New Haven, Connecticut
October 21, 1995

The Ecology of Commerce: Changing the Nature of Business by Paul Hawken
The Garden Project: Growing Urban Communities by Cathrine Sneed
The Seed Savers Exchange by Kent Whealy

16th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
First Congregational Church of Stockbridge; Stockbridge, Massachusetts
October 26, 1996

The Assembly: A Tool for Transforming Communities by Donald L. Anderson 
Reclaiming Community by David Morris
Moving toward Community: From Global Dependence to Local Interdependence by Helena Norberg-Hodge

17th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
First Congregational Church of Stockbridge; Stockbridge, Massachusetts
October 18, 1997

How the Conquest of Indigenous People Parallels the Conquest of Nature by John Mohawk
The Wisdom the Builds Community by Greg Watson
Buddhist Technology: Bringing a New Consciousness to our Technological Future by Arthur Zajonc

18th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: 
Salisbury Congregational Church; Salisbury, Connecticut
October 24, 1998

Democratic Self-Governance: Lessons from Vermont by Frank Bryan
Flapping Butterfly Wings: A Retrospect on TRANET's First 20 Years by William Ellis
The Company We Keep: The Case for Small Schools by Deborah Meier

19th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
Salisbury Congregational Church; Salisbury, Connecticut
October 23, 1999

A Map: From the Old Connecticut to the Rio Grande Valley and All the Meaning in Between by Chellis Glendinning
Economic Globalization: The Era of Corporate Rule by Jerry Mander
The Friendship Club and the Well-Springs of Civil Society by William Schambra

20th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: “The Effects of Globalization and Steps toward Strengthening
Local Economies”
Salisbury Congregational Church; Salisbury, Connecticut
October 28, 2000

Stories from an Appalachian Community by Marie Cirillo
Cold Evil: Technology and Modern Ethics by Andrew Kimbrell
Creating a Post Corporate World by David Korten

21st Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
Johnson Chapel; Amherst, Massachusetts
October 27, 2001

Democracy, Earth Rights, and the Next Economy by Alanna Hartzok 
Natural Capitalism: The Next Industrial Revolution by Amory Lovins  
Ecological Design: Reinventing the Future by John Todd 


22nd Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: "Greening the Campus: Values in Action"
Edwards Church; Northampton, Massachusetts
October 26, 2002

Greening the Campus from a Procurement Perspective by Kevin Lyons
Walking North on a Southbound Train by David Orr

23rd Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: "The Commons: Rights and Responsibilities"
First Congregational Church of Stockbridge; Stockbridge, Massachusetts
October 25, 2003

Capitalism, the Commons, and Divine Right by Peter Barnes
Every Being has Rights by Thomas Berry
Salmon Economics (And Other Lessons) by Andrew Kimbrell

24th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
First Congregational Church of Stockbridge; Stockbridge, Massachusetts
October 23, 2004

The Ice is Melting by Oren Lyons
Bob Swann's "Positively Dazzling Realism" by Stephanie Mills
Good Morning, Beautiful Business by Judy Wicks

25th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
October 22, 2005

The Role of the Individual in Localizing Money Issue and Credit Creation by Christopher Houghton Budd 
Of Corporations, Law, and Democracy by Thomas Linzey 
The Promise of Ecological Design by Nancy Jack Todd

26th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
October 28, 2006

Fifty Million Farmers by Richard Heinberg
Declarations of Independents by Stacy Mitchell
E.F. Schumacher: He Taught Us to Build Bridges and Plant Trees by Will Raap

27th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center; Great Barrington, Massachusetts
October 27, 2007

Sustainable South Bronx: A Model for Environomental Justice by Majora Carter
Local Stock Exchanges: The Next Wave of Community Economy Building by Michael Shuman 
What about Us - The Earth's People? by Charles Turner

28th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
First Congregational Church of Stockbridge; Stockbridge, Massachusetts
October 25, 2008

Natural Foie Gras and the Future of Food by Dan Barber
Very Small is Very Beautiful by Sally Fallon Morell
Eat the Sky: The Climate Crisis at the End of your Fork by Anna Lappé

29th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
First Congregational Church of Stockbridge; Stockbridge, Massachusetts
October 17, 2009

Climate Change and the Politics of Interdependence by Benjamin Barber
A talk by Alisa Gravitz
The Most Important Number in the World by Bill McKibben

30th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
The Community Church of New York; New York, New York
November 20, 2010

What Can we Hope for the World in 2075? by Neva Goodwin
Letter to Liberals: Liberalism,Environmentalism, and Economic Growth by James Gustave Speth
Voices of a New Economics by Stewart Wallis

31st Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: "Voices of a New Economics"
First Church in Cambridge; Cambridge, Massachusetts
November 5, 2011

If You Don't Like Capitalism or State Socialism, What Do You Want? by Gar Alperovitz
The New Economics of Plentitude by Juliet Schor
“Voices of Today’s Youth: Occupy Wall Street and the Call for a New Economy” Panel

32nd Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures:  “America Emerging: Culture and Economics”
First Church in Cambridge; Cambridge, Massachusetts
November 20, 2012

The Role of the Internet in the Creation of a Just and Sustainable Economy  Lectures by Robert K. Massie and Lawrence Lessig

33th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures:  “America Emerging: Culture and Economics”
Essex House; New York, New York
Nov. 9, 2013

America Emerging: Western Civilization 2.0 by Otto Scharmer
America Emerging: Culture and Economics by Van Jones

34th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures:   “This Must Be the Place: Creative Enterprise in the New Economy”
Judson Memorial Church; New York, New York
Nov. 15, 2014

What is a Work of Art in the Age of a $120,000 Art Degree? “Entrepreneurs of the Self” in the New Economy  by Caroline Woolard
The Nature of Work: How Ecosystems Can Teach Us to Build Lasting and Fulfilling Businesses  by Matt Stinchcomb

35th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: “Cattle and Kelp: Agriculture in a New Economy” 
Churchtown Dairy; Churchtown, NY
Oct. 24, 2015

Greening the Desert: Holistic Management in the Era of Climate Change by Allan Savory
Ecological Redemption: Ocean Farming in the Era of Climate Change by Bren Smith

36th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center; Great Barrington, Massachusetts
October 22, 2016

A Conversation with Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson moderated by Mary Berry

37th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center; Great Barrington, Massachusetts
November 4, 2017

Prophecy of the Seventh Fire: Choosing the Path that is Green by Winona LaDuke
A Conversation about Land and Liberation with Gopal Dayaneni, Karissa Lewis, and Robert HawkStorm Bergin; moderated by Nwamaka Agbo 

38th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: "Towards a New Reconstruction: Land, Racism, and Economic Emancipation"
Saint James Place, Great Barrington; Massachusetts
October 27, 2018

Uprooting Racism, Seeding Sovereignty by Leah Penniman
Building Freedom: Our Challenges by Ed Whitfield

39th Annual E.F.  Schumacher Lectures: "Actionable Responses to Climate Change"
Saint James Place; Great Barrington, Massachusetts
October 27, 2019

Actionable Responses to Climate Change by Sallie Calhoun
A Comprehensive Anticipatory Green New Deal by Greg Watson