Author To Speak On 'Climate And Food' At New Canaan Library

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The World Affairs Forum will hold a Great Decisions event at the New Canaan Library as it hosts a history professor's talk on "Climate and Food." 

<p>William Sweet is an adjunct instructor in European history at City University of New York.</p>

William Sweet is an adjunct instructor in European history at City University of New York.

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This free event begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 in the Lamb Room at the New Canaan Library, 151 Main St., which is a co-sponsor of the program.

It features William Sweet, an adjunct instructor in European history at City University of New York and independent writer.

Sweet is the author of "Kicking the Carbon Habit: Global Warming and the Case for Renewable and Nuclear Energy," published in June 2006. He now is working on a book about the diplomacy of climate change.

Sweet has been a blogger for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Spectrum's website and the Foreign Policy Association’s website. He previously served as senior news editor, senior editor and senior associate editor at IEEE Spectrum. In addition, he was associate editor of the magazine "Physics Today" and a staff writer for the Congressional Quarterly.

He holds a master’s degree in public policy and international affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Chicago.

The Great Decisions programs at the New Canaan Library are supported by the U.K.-based multinational bank HSBC.  

For more information contact the World Affairs Forum at 203-356-0340 or or visit

The World Affairs Forum is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to expanding understanding of global affairs and America’s role in the world. The Forum is an affiliate of the World Affairs Councils of America.


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