17th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures

John Mohawk, Greg Watson, Arthur Zajonc

John Mohawk, Greg Watson, and Arthur Zajonc  spoke at the Seventeenth Annual Schumacher Lectures on October 18th 1997 at the Clark Art Institute.

John Mohawk discussed  the parallels he has witnessed between the global culture’s treatment of indigenous people and its treatment of the Earth’s environment.

Greg Watson described the achievements and new dreams of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, a citizen-motivated organization.

Inspired by Fritz Schumacher’s famous essay “Buddhist Economics,” Arthur Zajonc made a powerful case for the restoration of the links between technology, love, and beauty that must be re-established if we are to be fully human.


Related Lectures

Buddhist Technology: Bringing a New Consciousness to Our Technological Future
How the Conquest of Indigenous Peoples Parallels the Conquest of Nature
The Wisdom That Builds Community

Event Speakers

John Mohawk

John Mohawk (1945–2006) was a scholar of American history, writer, teacher, international negotiator, cultural revivalist, and social activist. He was associate professor of American Studies at the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, and director of Indigenous Studies at its Center of the Americas. Founder of the Iroquois White Corn Project to protect small-scale indigenous … Continued

Greg Watson

Greg Watson is Director of Policy and Systems Design at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. His work currently focuses on community food systems and the dynamics between local and geo-economic systems. Watson has spent nearly 40 years learning to understand systems thinking as inspired by Buckminster Fuller and to apply that understanding to … Continued

Arthur Zajonc

Arthur Zajonc is the former President of the Mind & Life Institute. He is also emeritus professor of physics at Amherst College, where he taught from 1978 to 2012, and former director of the Center for Contemplative Mind, which supports appropriate inclusion of contemplative practice in higher education, from 2009 to 2011. He was a … Continued


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