Robert H. Nelson, Ph.D., author of The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in Contemporary America
, will speak at Loyola University Maryland on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the 4th Floor Program Room. The event is free and open to the public.
Nelson, a professor of public policy at the University of Maryland and a senior fellow at the Independent Institute, was previously a policy analyst in the Office of the Secretary of the Interior from 1975-93, as well as a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Political Economy Research Center, and the University of Zimbabwe. The New Holy Wars
explores the battles between what Nelson sees as the competing secularized religions of economics and environmentalism. It received the grand prize in the 2010 Eric Hoffer Book Awards and the silver medal in the finance, investment, and economics category of the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards.
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