Paul Lee studied philosophy at St. Olaf College and received his divinity degree and PhD from Harvard. He has taught at Harvard, MIT, and UC Santa Cruz, where he founded the first organic garden on a university with Alan Chadwick in 1967.
In 1976 alongside Paige Smith, he began the California Conservation Corps under Jerry Brown’s administration. Dr. Lee organized and proposed the Greenbelt Initiative to save the Pogonip in 1978. In 1985 he founded the organization that became Santa Cruz’s Homeless Services Center.
The campus community and interested public are welcome at all Philosophy Department sponsored colloquia, conferences and workshops.