Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Catherine Lutz -- Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and its Effect on Our Lives

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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Join the Pembroke Club of Providence for a Special Program

“Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and its Effect on Our Lives”
with Professor Catherine Lutz,
Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of Anthropology and International Studies; Chair, Department of Anthropology:
Anthropology and Watson Institute for International Studies

The American Dream, the desire for freedom and a belief in progress helped build the car system. However, take a close look at the effects that cars have on our lives. What is the “real" cost of buying and owning a car and how much is our car culture costing the country?

Join us for this fascinating lecture with Professor Lutz who will challenge our assumptions about our relationship with cars and offer us ways to lessen the sobering impact the automobile has on the quality of our lives.


When: Tuesday, October 5, 2010

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Reception with wine and hot and cold hors d’oeuvres followed by the
speaking program and discussion

Where: Maddock Alumni Center, 38 Brown Street, Providence

Cost: $10 per person

(If you are a Pembroke Club of Providence Member there is no charge for this event but we ask that you RSVP below)

RSVP: Please go to https://alumni.brown.edu/alumni/BRAVO/Events/Registration.aspx?Event=641

Questions: Contact Ginny McQueen '81 at virginia_mcqueen@brown.edu

Copies of Professor Lutz’s book, "Carjacked" will be available for sale for $20 and she would be happy to sign each copy. For more information on this book please go to: http://www.amazon.com/Carjacked-Culture-Automobile-Effect-Lives/dp/0230618138