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A Talk with Norman Myers

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10/10/2011

Candid interview prior to his lecture on October 11, 2011: THE CITIZEN IS WILLING BUT SOCIETY WON'T DELIVER: THE PROBLEM OF INSTITUTIONAL ROADBLOCKS | Filmed at the University of Vermont campus

Dr. Myers has served as a consultant for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, World Resources Institute, White House, World Bank, Rockefeller and MacArthur Foundations, and many other agencies and organizations. His record of accomplishments in the fields of biodiversity, environment, energy, and development date to the early 1970s. He has authored or co-authored over 250 scientific papers and 17 books, and is acknowledged as the creator of the biodiversity hotspot concept. Dr. Myers is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Blue Planet Prize, the UNEP/Sasakawa Environment Prize, and the Volvo Environment Prize; only the second environmentalist worldwide to receive all three leading prizes. Dr. Myers received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Oxford, a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Honorary Science Degree from the University of Kent.

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