The London debate is moderated by Philippe Rahm,
a Swiss architect and 2020 Summit speaker.

Timothy James LeCain
is a Professor of History at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana whose work focuses on the ways in which the New Material Humanism can help us to better understand the past and future of humans and the planet. His latest book, The Matter of History: How Things Create the Past (Cambridge University Press, 2017), develops a bold theoretical and methodological approach that emphasizes the many ways in which a dynamic material environment creates humans, both as biological and cultural creatures. Timothy's first book, Mass Destruction, an environmental and technological history of the giant open-pit copper mines developed in the American West, won the 2010 best book of the year award from the American Society for Environmental History and was chosen as an Outstanding Book of the Year by Choice, the review publication of the American Library Association. He has published numerous articles, op-eds, reviews, and given many invited lectures around the world, including in recent years, China, South Africa, Chile, England, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Norway, and the Czech Republic.


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