March 10, 2022: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Naomi Klein

IRES Seminar Series

Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm (Pacific Standard Time)

Location: AERL Room 107 (2202 Main Mall)


Note: This seminar will not be recorded.


In conversation with Naomi Klein about climate action and justice

Naomi Klein will join the IRES community virtually for an interactive discussion about challenges and opportunities in addressing the intersecting climate, biodiversity, and inequity crises we face today. This seminar will start with a short, student-led interview with Klein. The interview may address themes such as: balancing the urgency for climate action with the need to engage in lengthy collaborative processes with affected communities, the respective roles of individual consumers versus corporations that respond to consumer demand in addressing climate change, and polarization and intolerance within activist spaces. This short interview will be followed by an extended audience Q & A and conversation period with Klein. We welcome your questions and comments for Klein and the IRES community.

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Naomi Klein


Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and international bestselling author of eight books including No LogoThe Shock DoctrineThis Changes EverythingNo Is Not Enough and On Fire, which have been translated into over 35 languages. Her most recent book is How to Change Everything: The Young Human’s Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other. She is Senior Correspondent for The Intercept, Puffin Writing Fellow at Type Media Center, and an inaugural Marielle Franco fellow of the Social Justice Initiative Portal Project at the University of Chicago. In 2018, she was named the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University, and is now Honorary Professor of Media and Climate at Rutgers. In September 2021, she joined the University of British Columbia in the Department of Geography as UBC Professor of Climate Justice.