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.