20th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures

The Effects of Globalization and Steps toward Strengthening Local Economies

Andrew Kimbrell, David Korten, and Marie Cirillo spoke at the Twentieth Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures on October 28th 2000 at the Salisbury Congregational Church.

The speakers eloquently argued that the increasing centralization of economic and technological power into the hands of a relatively few giant corporations demands an urgent response.


Time Activity
10:00 Registration and coffee
10:30 Welcome by John McClaughry
10:45 Talk by Andrew Kimbrell
11:45 Audience response and questions
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Talk by David Korten
2:15 Audience response and questions
2:45 Coffee break
3:00 Talk by Marie Cirillo
4:00 Audience response and questions
4:30 Closing remarks by the speakers



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Event Speakers

David C. Korten

David C. Korten is co-founder and board chair of YES! Magazine, founder and president of the Living Economies Forum, an associate fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, a member of the Club of Rome, and a former founding associate of the International Forum on Globalization. In 2001, he participated in founding the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies … Continued

Andrew Kimbrell

Andrew Kimbrell is an attorney and author. He also holds a graduate degree in psychology. For many years he was policy director of the Foundation on Economic Trends. Currently he is Executive Director of both the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA), which he founded in 1994, and the Center for Food Safety, which he founded … Continued

Marie Cirillo

Marie Cirillo has dedicated her life to giving an active voice to the concerns of her neighbors in Appalachia in an effort to restore their land, livelihood, and economic self-sufficiency, which were devastated as a consequence of the extractive practices of absentee corporate owners. Brooklyn-born Cirillo joined the Home Mission Sisters of America, a Catholic … Continued


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