Darrin Qualman is a long-term thinker, a civilizational critic, and an avid observer of the big picture.
He has spent much of the past six years researching and writing a forthcoming book on our global 21st century civilization. During that same time, Darrin also returned to university to obtain two additional degrees: a B.Sc in biology and a B.A. in history. He also has a B.A. in political science.
From 1996 to 2010, he was a top staff-person and the primary researcher and writer for the National Farmers Union, a Canadian organization of farm families. His work focused on food, agriculture, energy, climate change, the environment, the economy, and trade. Until very recently, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the international technology-assessment organization ETC Group.
In the 1990s, Darrin operated his family’s farm in Saskatchewan, Canada. He and his partner Tracey recently installed a solar-panel array and are shopping for an electric car.