Roundtable a Part of (Re) Considering the Commons

Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 4:54 pm

Lecture: 7:30 p.m.  Monday, Nov. 18, Rosenfield Center Room 101
Roundtable: 10 a.m.  Tuesday, Nov. 19, Burling Library Lounge

In conjunction with the lecture series (Re) Considering the Commons, sponsored by the Center for Prairie Studies, Grinnell College Libraries will host an open roundtable discussion with guest speaker David Bollier at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Burling Library lounge.

David Bollier is an author, activist, blogger and consultant focused on the commons as a paradigm of economics, politics and culture. He is the author of the widely cited article, “Why We Must Talk about the Information Commons” (Law Library Journal 2004 (96:2). In 2010, he co-founded the Commons Strategies Group, a consulting project that works to promote the commons internationally. He was founding editor of Onthecommons.org in 2004, and was the Croxton Lecturer at Amherst College in 2010, when he taught The Rise of the Commons. His most recent books on the commons are The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market and State (September 2012, Levellers Press), co-edited with Silke Helfrich; and Green Governance: Ecological Survival, Human Rights and the Commons (2013, Cambridge University Press), co-authored with Professor Burns H. Weston.

Bollier will also give a lecture in Rosenfield Center Room 101 at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, on "The Insurgent Power of Digital Knowledge Commons—and How They are Transforming Academia and Markets." 

Both of the events are open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.