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Equity & Difference

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Thurs. April 6, 2017      7:30 p.m.

Kane Hall 130

Due to a scheduling conflict, this lecture has been canceled. We are working on scheduling a new date for Klein to visit, possibly during the 2017-18 academic year. We will update our website once that date has been confirmed. If you purchased tickets, your refund will be automatically processed within seven business days.

In her most provocative talk yet, the journalist and author Naomi Klein (“The Shock Doctrine”) takes on the gravest threat humanity has ever faced: global climate change. Klein argues that our survival depends on changing our economics and ourselves. Either we leap—or we sink.

Credit: Kourosh Keshiri

Credit: Kourosh Keshiri

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, 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.  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, a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute.  She is 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 and inspired similar initiatives around the world.  In November 2016 she was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in Australia.


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