Loyola University Maryland

Hanway Lecture in Global Studies

Speaker's Biography

Paul HawkenAs an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist, Paul Hawken has started ecological businesses, written about nature and commerce, and consulted with heads of state and CEOs on climatic, economic and ecological regeneration.

Hawken has written eight books, including four national and New York Times bestsellers: Growing a Business, The Ecology of Commerce, Blessed Unrest, and Drawdown, published in 2017. His books have been published in 50 countries and 30 languages. His most recent book, Drawdown The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming debuted April 18, 2017, as a No. 9 New York Times bestseller. Hawken, who has appeared on numerous media including the Today Show, Talk of the Nation, Bill Maher, and Charlie Rose, has also been profiled or featured in hundreds of articles including the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Washington Post, and Business Week.

In addition, Hawken is the founder of Project Drawdown, which works with more than 200 scholars, students, scientists, researchers, and activists to map, measure, and model the 100 most substantive solutions that can cumulatively reverse global warming by reducing and sequestering greenhouse gases.

Hawken lives in Mill Valley, Calif., in the Cascade Creek watershed with his wife, as well as coyotes, bobcats, red-tail hawks, and flocks of nuthatches.