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Patrick Allitt

Patrick Allitt

Decatur Library Auditorium

March 31, 2014, 7:15p.m.

Few issues today excite more passion or alarm than the specter of climate change. In A Climate of Crisis, Emory University Professor and historian Patrick Allitt shows that our present climate of crisis is far from exceptional. Indeed, the environmental debates of the last half century are defined by exaggeration and fearmongering from all sides, often at the expense of the facts. Patrick Allitt is Cahoon Family Professor of American History. He was an undergraduate at Oxford in England, a graduate student at the University of California Berkeley, and held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard Divinity School and Princeton University. At Emory since 1988, he teaches courses on American intellectual, environmental, and religious history, on Victorian Britain, and on the Great Books. Author of six books, he is also presenter of seven lecture series with ”The Great Courses” including ”The Art of Teaching.”