How the World Works: Journalist Andrew Leonard kicks off spring lecture series

February 04, 2013

The fascinating and often hidden connections that make the world work will be revealed as the spring Contemporary Issues Lecture Series gets under way at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

On Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Young Auditorium, Andrew Leonard will present "How the World Works: The Interconnections between Globalization, Energy Policy, Economics, The Environment, and Politics...and Everything Else in Between." The event is free and open to the public.

"Sometimes we look at things in isolation, when everything is actually interconnected," said Susan Johnson, chair of the Political Science Department and coordinator of the lecture series. "It's important to be able to see the connections between economics, politics, the environment and everything else to understand how they affect each other and the world we live in."

Leonard writes for He is also the author of "Bots: Origin of a New Species," described in a New York Times review as a "playful social history of the Internet."

Leonard's work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Wired, Newsweek, The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, The Far Eastern Economic Review, the San Francisco Chronicle and numerous other publications. Before becoming a journalist he studied Mandarin Chinese for 10 years and lived and traveled extensively in East Asia.


Sara Kuhl

Jeff Angileri