Journalist Will Potter to give Pacific's sixth annual In Your Face Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 10

Potter to deliver "Green is the New Red: How Corporations Turned Environmentalists into 'Eco-Terrorists.'"

Award-winning journalist and author Will Potter will deliver Pacific University's sixth annual In Your Face Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Marsh Hall's Taylor Auditorium on the Forest Grove campus.

Potter's talk is titled Green is the New Red: How Corporations Turned Environmentalists into 'Eco-Terrorists.'

Admission is free and a light reception will follow.

Potter's latest book, Green is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege, looks at the use of anti-terrorism resources to target environmentalists and animal rights activists.

He examines how the word ‘eco-terrorist’ is used to push a political agenda, instill fear, intimidate and silence dissent, creating a “Green Scare” not unlike the “Red Scare” against Communists that preceded it.

Potter is an expert on the nexus between environmentalism and terrorism. His work has appeared in the Chicago TribuneHuffington Post, and Vermont Law Review. He has also testified before the U.S. Congress about his environmental reporting.

The lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Senate (CASSS) and the Department of Politics and Government.

Previous “In Your Face” lecturers include Christian Parenti, Robin Hahnel, Dave Zirin, Judy Giles, and Heather Rogers.

For more information, please call (503) 352-2887.

Posted by Joe Lang ( on Oct 21, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Edited by Stephanie Haugen ( on May 1, 2012 at 4:23 PM

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