We are delighted to announce that Naomi Klein will be the Fall 2020 keynote speaker for the humanities theme Boundaries and Margins, and will also serve as the 2020 Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Humanities. Naomi Klein is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University, and an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and international and New York Times bestselling author of No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need (2017), This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (2014), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo (2000). In 2018, she published The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes On the Disaster Capitalists donating all royalties to Puerto Rican organization juntegente.org
. Her 2019 book: On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal became an instant New York Times bestseller and a #1 Canadian bestseller.
This event is free and open to Colby students, faculty, staff, parents, alum, and the broader community.
This event is sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities, Environmental Humanities, the Lunder Institute for American Art, the Colby Museum of Art, the Oak Institute for Human Rights, Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, and the Environmental Studies program.