University of Southern California

Festival of Books 2013

Sustainability in a Global Economy: About the Panelists

Paul AdlerPaul S. Adler (Moderator/panelist) is currently Harold Quinton Chair in Business Policy at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. He grew up and started his education in Australia, received his PhD in economics and management in France, and moved the USA in 1981. His research and teaching focus on organization strategy and design and business/government/society interactions. He is currently Vice-President of the Academy of Management, an international association of over 18,000 management scholars.

Sarah Banet-WeiserSarah Banet-Weiser is a Professor in the School of Communication at USC Annenberg and the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity. Her teaching and research interests include feminist theory, race and the media, youth culture, popular and consumer culture, and citizenship and national identity. She had two books published in 2012: Authentic™: The Politics of Ambivalence in a Brand Culture and Commodity Activism: Cultural Resistance in Neoliberal Times (New York University Press), co-edited with Roopali Muhkerjee.

Robert Gottlieb is the Director of the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College and author or co-author of twelve books, including Food Justice with Anupama Joshi, Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global CityThe Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City with Mark Vallianatos, Regina Freer and Peter Dreier and Environmentalism Unbound: Exploring New Pathways for Change. A long-time environmental and social-justice activist, Gottlieb has been engaged in researching and participating in social movements for more than 50 years.

Craig StanfordCraig Stanford is an internationally renowned expert on primate behavior and human origins. He is Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at USC and Director of the USC Jane Goodall Research Center. He is best known for his research and his books on chimpanzee hunting and meat-eating in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, done in collaboration with Jane Goodall. His most recent book, Planet Without Apes, describes the extinction risk great apes face in the 21st century.  He is a frequent guest on radio and television interviews.

James Steele is Professor of Architecture at USC and an expert in the history of architecture, Islamic and Asian architecture, and sustainability in architecture. He is the author of fifteen books, including Hellenistic Architecture of Asia Minor (1991); Los Angeles Architecture: The Contemporary Condition (1993); Museum Builders (1994); Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Synthesis in Form (1994); and Sustainable Architecture (1997).