Four Upcoming Talks in Buenos Aires

One of the fun things about being a Fulbright fellow is that the State Department will set up talks for you to give around town.  When I was in Krakow last time around, I got to do a few talks in Warsaw, including one in front of a couple of justices of the Constitutional Court there.  Here in Buenos Aires, the Department has set up four talks for me in the next month or so on a variety of topics.  They are: November 7 at 11 am at the Universidad del Museo Social Argentina on environmental law. November 17 at 8 pm at the Universidad de Moron on constitutional law. November 20 at 9 am at the Instituto Cultural Argentino Norteamericano on law, religion, and politics in the US. December 10 at 9 am at the Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales on law, religion, and politics in the US...

Two New Books Coming out in 2015

I’m super excited about the fall of 2015 because I’ll be publishing two new books–a non-fiction book and my first novel.  The non-fiction book is tentatively called “God is Not Always Green: When Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide,” and will be published by Beacon Press, hopefully in September.  The book relates my travels around the world (India, Taiwan, Guatemala, Alaska, etc.) to places where religious practices have harmed the environment and discusses the lessons that I’ve learned about how societies and government can manage these conflicts.  The novel is called “Tuttle in the Balance” and will be published by Ankerwycke Press in December.  Ankerwycke is the name of the American Bar Association’s new trade imprint–the ABA is trying to reach more consumers who are not necessarily lawyers, and they’re beginning to publish fiction late this year (their first novel is by David Lat, of Above the Law fame).  My novel is a continuation of the title story of my story collection “The Adventures of Ed Tuttle, Associate Justice and other stories,” and tells the tale of a Supreme Court justice having a mid-life crisis in the middle of one of the biggest terms in recent years.  Among other things, it involves Taoism and a frisky cat.  I’m hoping to do as many readings as I can next fall and winter, so if you know of any reading series or great bookstores in your town that might be willing to have me, please let me...