Award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism," a New York Times and No. 1 international bestselling non-fiction book, Naomi Klein comes to the University of Nevada, Reno Wednesday, April 20, to discuss the connection between global warming and capitalism.
In her critically acclaimed new book, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate," Klein argues that the climate debate is clouded by myths that detract from what she views as the real problem: capitalism.
"Naomi Klein's presentation is the perfect example of how a liberal arts education, through interdisciplinary work, can address the complex problems of today's world," Larry Engstrom, interim dean of the University's College of Liberal Arts, said.
Klein is a member of the board of directors for 350.org, a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. She is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and a former Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics. In 2004, her reporting from Iraq for Harper's won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. In 2014, she received the International Studies Association's IPE Outstanding Activist-Scholar award, and in 2015, she received the Izzy Award honoring outstanding achievement in independent journalism and media.
"This Changes Everything" is the 2014 winner of the prestigious Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. An instant bestseller when published in September 2014, it was named to multiple Best of 2014 lists, including The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014, and was also shortlisted for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards in the nonfiction category. "This Changes Everything" is being translated into more than 20 languages.
The College of Liberal Arts' Forum for Excellence begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in Nightingale Concert Hall in the Church Fine Arts Building. The forum is free, but seating is limited, so tickets are required and may be reserved by contacting the Lawlor Events Center Box Office at 775-784-4444. Ticket availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Free parking will be available in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.
For questions or more information, contact Katie Suga at 775-682-6014 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.