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Author, Journalist

The Alan Weisman keynotes ask audiences to imagine a world vacant of human presence. Weisman believes that without humans the natural landscape and resources could have the potential to undo some of harmful damage by humans.

Currently, Weisman is a internationally acclaimed author and journalist. Prior to his current position, Weisman taught writing and journalism as a Laureate Professor and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Arizona and Prescott College and Williams College. With regards to his educational background, Weisman holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in Literature from Northwestern University.

As an author, Weisman's books have earned international attention including 'The World Without Us' and the winner of the Global Ideas Bank's 'Social Inventions Award.' Weisman's work was featured in publications including 'The New York Times Magazine' and the 'Los Angeles Times.' Weisman is also an editor for Homelands Productions radio documentaries.

Weisman's literary works received various awards including the 'Four Corners Award for Best Nonfiction Book' and a 'Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Citation.'

Through describing how the world would be without human presence, the Alan Weisman keynotes encourage citizens to adopt more environmentally friendly living habits.

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A World Without Humans - Alan Weisman Considers a Planet Free from the Damaging Effects of Societies

Alan Weisman, an award-winning author and journalist, describes a scenario in which humans no longer populate the world. His speech asks people to imagine the world without humans and how this would change…

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