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Professor James Kahn to speak on Environmental Preservation and Economic Progress

Wednesday, November 12th at 7:30 PM, Professor James R. Kahn will speak in the Parish Hall of R.E. Lee Episcopal Church on the topic “Environmental Preservation and Economic Progress: Pipe Dream or Necessity.” This event is open and free to the public.

Kahn, the John F. Hendon Professor of Economics at W&L, who holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, has been director of the Environmental Studies Program at W&L since 2000. Kahn has been working collaboratively in a particular area of his research with a professor at the Universidade Federal do Amazonas in Manuas, Brazil, on the indigenous people of Amazonas, Brazil. Also, he is an eminent expert on economic incentives and direct controls of environmental resources.

Kahn is the author of The Economic Approach to Environmental and Natural Resources, which is been released in three editions, and he has authored numerous articles, papers and monographs in scientific journals and proceeding volumes.

The Parish Hall of R.E. Lee Episcopal Church is located in the building next to the church and can be entered down steps from the front or by elevator located below the bridge connecting the Church and the Parish House.