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Greg Watson and John Todd in Conversation


In celebration of 40 years of the Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, and in anticipation of the October 25, 2020 Lectures with Kali Akuno and George Monbiot, we are highlighting the work of past speakers, asking for updates of their earlier remarks, and inviting them to reflect on current conditions.

On Thursday, August 6 at 2pm Eastern, Greg Watson and John Todd engaged in a virtual conversation on Zoom moderated by Natasha Hulst. They reflected on their original talks given current political, economic, and social realities and commented on each other’s work. A question and answer period with participants followed initial presentations.

Past lectures and publications by our speakers include:


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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

John Todd

John Todd has been a pioneer in the field of ecological design and engineering for nearly five decades. He is the founder and president of John Todd Ecological Design. Dr. Todd has degrees in agriculture, parasitology and tropical medicine from McGill University, Montreal, and a doctorate in fisheries and ethology from the University of Michigan. … Continued

Natasha Hulst

Natasha Hulst is the Schumacher Center’s European Land Commons Program Director. She will be building the Land Commons Alliance in Europe—an international and national organizational framework that advocates for community land trusts. Hulst has worked on numerous projects that have focused on building the capacity of local communities, civil society, and businesses to drive positive change. … Continued

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