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Lester Brown at the Overseas Development Council


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In his inspirational new memoir, Breaking New Ground, Lester Brown traces life from a small farm to leadership as a global environmental analyst. Here is a selection of photos from his time at the Overseas Development Council.

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Lester Brown at the Overseas Development Council

  1. 1. OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL photos of Lester R. Brown
  2. 2. Seeds of Change, published in 1970
  3. 3. Published in 1972
  4. 4. Jim Grant was the first head of the Overseas Development Council and recruited Lester to work there. This photo was taken after he became head of UNICEF. Photo by UNICEF
  5. 5. A Meet the Press one-hour special on the world food situation in 1974 with host Laurence Spivak (standing), Earl Butz, Secretary of Agriculture; John Hannah, Administrator of AID (bottom row). Next to Lester is Sterling Worlman of the Rockefeller Foundation. Photo by Reni Photos.
  6. 6. Winner of the faculty vs. students race around the lake at Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, Switzerland, 1974
  7. 7. World Without Borders, published in 1972, was a widely acclaimed pioneering work on globalization.
  8. 8. Lester flanked by Lester Pearson, former Prime Minister of Canada (on right) and John Hannah at reception in Washington, D.C., ca. 1972.
  9. 9. Published for the World Food Conference held in Rome, November 1974
  10. 10. From Julius Nyerere, President of Tanzania, in reference to By Bread Alone.
  11. 11. Lester and Blondeen Gravely, 1972.
  12. 12. Written for the World Population Conference held in Bucharest, August 1974
  13. 13. Available at Or call 202-496-9290 Order from Earth Policy Institute, the independent environmental research organization headed by Lester Brown. ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY