The Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture on the Fate of the Earth: Elizabeth Kolbert
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017 AT 7:00 PM
The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
Join us as the Nation Institute, the Gould Family Foundation, and The New School present the second annual Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture on the Fate of the Earth featuring Elizabeth Kolbert.
Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for the New Yorker. Her most recent book, The Sixth Extinction, received the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2015. She is also the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, and edited The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009. She is a two-time National Magazine Award winner, and has received a Heinz Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Academies communications award. Kolbert is a visiting fellow at the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College.
The Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture Series on the Fate of the Earth was established to honor the memory of Nation Institute fellow Jonathan Schell and takes its name from his 1982 work on the consequences of nuclear war. It is an annual lecture of original work delivered by a speaker selected each year by committee addressing topics such as environmentalism, nuclear disarmament, peace, and other issues about the future of humanity and other life on the Earth.