Futurist Chris Martenson to lecture at Luther Oct. 22 and 23

Luther College will host financial observer and futurist Chris Martenson Oct. 22-23. Martenson argues that the connections between the economy, energy and the environment are propelling us toward a future that will change the life of everyone on the planet. He will lecture twice on the Luther campus during his stay.

Martenson will give the lecture "The Crash Course: Why Your Future is at Risk" at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, and will wrap up his visit with the lecture "Required Study: The Essential Insights For Prospering In Our Increasingly Uncertain Future" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Both lectures will be held in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 and are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Martenson's visit is sponsored by Luther's Center for Ethics and Public Life.

Martenson left his career as the vice president of a Fortune 300 company to live a more self-sufficient life, managing his own stocks, homeschooling his children and growing much of his family's food.

One of the early econobloggers who forecast the housing market collapse and stock market correction years in advance, Martenson rose to prominence with the launch of his acclaimed video seminar: "The Crash Course," which maps out his argument on how the interconnected forces of the economy, energy and the environment are shaping the future.

Martenson writes analysis and commentary for his highly trafficked website PeakProsperity.com. His insights are in high demand by the media as well as academic, civic and private groups around the world, among them the United Nations, the U.K. House of Commons and U.S. governmental organizations.

Martenson, a fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, holds the doctoral degree from Duke University and the Masters in Business Administration from Cornell University.

Chris Martenson