Barry Sanders, Founding Co-Chair of the MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research speaks this Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Stanford University as part of Environment and War Week. Sanders is author of The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of U.S. Militarism, a new investigation that examines in detail the environmental impact of US military interventions overseas. In a period of unprecedented scrutiny surrounding the social and economic impacts of the defense policies of the US government, Sanders explores a completely different aspect of the situation and positions military activity as the single-greatest contributor to the worldwide environmental crisis, looking at everything from fuel emissions to radioactive waste to defoliation campaigns. Barry Sanders is the author of 14 books and has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, once for his book A is for Ox: Violence, Electronic Media, and the Silencing of the Written Word and again for Alienable Rights: The Exclusion of African Americans in a White Man’s Land, 1619-2000. He was professor of History of Ideas and English at Pitzer College. Sanders talk takes place Thursday, March 1, 7 PM in the Tressider Oak Room.