This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Naomi Klein
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
Kane Hall 130

In her most provocative talk yet, the journalist and author Naomi Klein (“The Shock Doctrine”) takes on the gravest threat humanity has ever faced: global climate change. Klein argues that our survival depends on changing our economics and ourselves. Either we leap—or we sink.

Admission is $5. Advance registration is required.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times and #1 international bestseller, “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” Published worldwide in 2007, “The Shock Doctrine” is being published in 30 languages and has over a million copies in print. It appeared on multiple ‘best of year’ lists including as a New York Times Critics’ Pick of the Year. Rachel Maddow called “The Shock Doctrine” “the only book of the last few years in American publishing that I would describe as a mandatory must-read.” The book was adapted into a feature length documentary and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010.

Naomi Klein’s first book, “No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies”, was also an international bestseller, translated into over 25 languages with more than a million copies in print. The New York Times called it “a movement bible.” In 2011, Time Magazine named it as one of the Top 100 non-fiction books published since 1923. A tenth anniversary edition of “No Logo” was published worldwide in 2009. The Literary Review of Canada has named it one of the hundred most important Canadian books ever published. A collection of her writing, “Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate”, was published in 2002.

Her critically acclaimed new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate”, is the 2014 winner of the prestigious Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. It debuted at #5 on The New York Times list and was named to multiple Best of 2014 lists, including The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014. It was also shortlisted for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards in the nonfiction category.

Naomi Klein is a contributing editor for Harper’s and reporter for Rolling Stone, and writes a regular column for The Nation that is syndicated internationally by The New York Times Syndicate. In 2004, her reporting from Iraq for Harper’s Magazine won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Additionally, her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail, El Pais, L’Espresso and The New Statesman, among many other publications.

Naomi has won numerous awards for her work including the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, the International Studies Association’s IPE Outstanding Activist-Scholar award, and the Izzy Award honoring outstanding achievement in independent journalism and media

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