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Barbara Mary WARD

Barbara Mary WARD, economist.

Background

  • WARD, Barbara Mary was born in 1914 in York, Yorkshire, England.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy, Polit and Economics) Somerville College Oxford. Hon Dr, Fordham University, Master of Arts, 1949, Smith College, Master of Arts, 1949, Columbia University, 1954, Kenyon College, Ohio, 1957, Harvard University, 1957, Brandeis University, Master of Arts, 1961.

    Career

    • Her meteoric career took her from journalism to development planning to environmental protection. Although she wrote almost twenty books, an equal number of pamphlets, and literally thousands of magazine atricles, her true power was only revealed by hearing her speak. (In a wartime newspaper poll she was voted the second most popular speaker in Britain).

      University Extension Lector, 1936-1939. Assistant Editor, Foreign Editor, Contrib. Editor, The Economics, 1939-1940, 1940-1950, 1950-1958.

      United Kingdom Ministry Information, Washington, Stockholm, 1942. Adviser, Governments of India, Pakistan, 1942. Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, 1957-1968.

      Albert Schweitzer Professor International Economics Development, Columbia University, 1968-1973.

    Major achievements

    • President, International Institute, Institution Environment and Development, 1973-1980. Council, Royal Institute, Institution International Affairs, London, England, 1943-1944. Member, Pontifical Committee Justice and Peace, 1967-1981.

      Trustee, Governor, Sadler’s Wells-Old Vic, 1943-1981, 1944-1953. Governor, BBC, 1946-1950. President, Conservation Society, 1973, Catholic Women’s League.

      Christophos Literary Award, 1954, 1959. Campion Award, 1964; Audubon Medal, National Audubon Society, 1973. Jawaharlal Nehru Prize, India, 1974.

      Honorary Fellow, London School of Economies and Political Science, London, United Kingdom, 1976. Created Baroness, 1976. Honorary Fellow, Somerville College Oxford, 1978. Degrees British Academy (Philosophy, Polit and Economics) Somerville College Oxford.

      Hon Dr, Fordham University, Massachusetts, 1949, Smith College, Massachusetts, 1949, Columbia University, 1954, Kenyon College, Ohio, 1957, Harvard University, 1957, Brandeis University, Massachusetts, 1961.

    Works

    • Progress For Small Planet
    • In this overview the author looks at the three principal threats to the global environment - pollution, the effects of the exhaustion by the affluent of limited resources and the growing tensions between rich and poor as a third of humanity continues to exist in desperate poverty.
    • Progress for a Small Planet (Sustainable Development Set)
    • Three topics dominate discussions of the global environment: pollution; the consequences of the affluent running ever faster through finite resources; and the growing tensions between rich and poor as a third of humanity continues to live and die in desperate poverty.
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    Died 1981
    (aged 67)