Betsy Hartmann: Beyond apocalypse and back to Earth

Video: International women’s health activist Betsy Hartmann discusses the roots and impact of apocalyptic thinking in American environmentalism

Betsy Hartmann, professor of development studies and director of the Population and Development Program at Hampshire College, is a longstanding activist in the international women’s health movement. She writes, speaks, and teaches on the intersections between international population, migration, environment, and security concerns.

Betsy is the author of the feminist classic, Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control, co-author of A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village, and co-editor of the anthology, Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties.


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