Pitt Sustainability Symposium to host award-winning journalist Naomi Klein
The University of Pittsburgh Sustainability Symposium will host award-winning journalist, Naomi Klein, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. Naomi Klein is a syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers, No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and most recently This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate (2014) which is being translated into over 25 languages. This Changes Everything, the documentary inspired by the book and narrated by Naomi premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2017 she joined The Intercept as Senior Correspondent. She is also a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and contributor to the Nation magazine.Recent articles have also appeared in The Guardian, The Nation, The New York Times, the New Yorker, Le Monde, The London Review of Books.She is a member of the board of directors for 350.org, a global grassroots movement to solve the and one of the forces behind Canada's Leap Manifesto, a blueprint for a rapid and justice-based transition off fossil fuels. The Leap has been endorsed by over 200 organizations, tens of thousands of individuals, and inspired similar initiatives around the world. In November 2016 she was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in Australia.
Her new book, No is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need will be available on June 13.
The event is being co-sponsored by the Pitt Sustainability Symposium and the Wherrett Lecture Series.