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Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center

Program on Sustainability

The Program on Sustainability at the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center is an interdisciplinary program that supports research on sustainability as well as programs that complement and enrich classroom learning. The Program is a broad-based, multi-faceted initiative that promotes both academic research on sustainable practices and policies to achieve them as well as hands-on learning experiences for Hamilton students. 

The Levitt Center's sustainability program supports the study of issues related to meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. These issues include environmental conservation as well as poverty reduction and health.  

Peter Cannavo, director of the Program on Sustainability, received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2000, an M.P.A. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School in 1992, and an A.B. from Harvard University in 1986. He has been on the Hamilton faculty since 2002. Peter's research and teaching are in areas of political theory, environmental politics, and ethics and geography and land use issues. His first book, The Working Landscape: Founding, Preservation, and the Politics of Place, was published by The MIT Press in 2007.

Program News

Rachel Sobel '15, third from right, and other ACS student delegates.
UN Climate Change Convention Students Hosting Videoconference

Rachel Sobel ’15 is among six student delegates sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) who are currently attending the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw, Poland. A videoconference with the student delegates will take place today, Thursday, Nov. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Levitt Center Conference Room (KJ251A).  More ...

Luis Vivanco
The Lost Art of Cycling

As Hamilton  prepares for its new bike path, cultural anthropologist Luis Vivanco’s lecture, “Reconsidering the Bicycle,” could not be more timely. Vivanco, director of the Global and Regional Studies Program and founding director of the Global Studies Program at the University of Vermont, spoke about the current global state of using bikes as alternative transportation.  More ...

Jen Kleindienst '09 talks about her career with a group of students at Hamilton.
Kleindienst ’09 Speaks about Career in Campus Sustainability

Jen Kleindienst ’09 returned to Hamilton on Oct. 21 to speak to the community about her career in environmental activism and give advice to those interested in the campus sustainability movement.  More ...

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