[act-ma] (Thurs.) 10/16 Naomi Klein on Capitalism and the Climate at Cambridge Forum

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October 6, 2014


On Thursday, October 16, 2014  at 7:00 p.m. Cambridge Forum hosts
award-winning journalist and best-selling author NAOMI KLEIN, discussing
her new book /This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate /with TIM
WEISKEL.  Klein has been exploring the interface between environmental
degradation and capitalism since her first book, /No Logo, /appeared in
1999.  Her provocative new book, /This Changes Everything/, argues that
carbon is not the ultimate cause of climate change; the real enemy is
capitalism.  She provides a far-reaching explanation of why the climate
crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our
time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems. 
Who benefits from the status quo?  How deeply are the current power
structures embedded in our political economy?  How difficult will it be
change them?

NAOMI KLEIN is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author
of /The New York Times /and international bestseller, /The Shock Doctrine:
The Rise of Disaster Capitalism/ and /No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand
Bullie/s, which /The New York Times/ called “a movement bible.”

She is a contributing editor for /Harper’s a/nd reporter for /Rolling
Stone,/ and writes a regular column for /The Nation /and /The Guardian/
that is syndicated internationally by The New York Times Syndicate. In
2004, her reporting from Iraq for Harper’s won the James Aronson Award
for Social Justice Journalism. Additionally, her writing has appeared in
/The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times,
The Globe and Mail, El Pais, L’Espresso /and /The New Statesman/, among
many other publications. A collection of her writing,/ Fences and Windows:
Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate /was published
in 2002.  Klein is a member of the board of directors for 350.org, a
global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. She is a Puffin
Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and a former Miliband
Fellow at the London School of Economics. In 2014 she received the
International Studies Association’s IPE Outstanding Activist-Scholar
TIM WEISKEL, a member of Cambridge Forum’s Board,  currently teaches in
the Environmental Studies program at the Harvard Extension School.  He is
the co-founder, with William Moomaw of Tufts University, of  The Climate
Talks Project, which convenes scholars, business leaders, NGO activists,
journalists and concerned citizens to discuss effective means of mobilizing
civil society to respond to the evolving global climate crisis.  Weiskel
also convened the Cambridge Climate Research Associates (CCRA) and founded
Food-Matters.tv and EcoJustice.tv to provide current news and information
to students and researchers working in the realm of environmental science
and environmental ethics. He consults with schools, universities,
corporations, municipalities, and national governments to create on-site
and online training programs to help them envision the necessary
transformations we must all now undertake to enable the human community to
move to a post carbon-fueled world.

/This program is co-sponsored by Janet Burns./
The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are required;
visit www.cambridgeforum.org to reserve free tickets. The forum takes place
at the First Parish in Cambridge, 1446 Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard
Square.  Cambridge Forum is recorded and edited for public radio
broadcast. Edited podcasts are available, and select forums can also be
viewed in their entirety on YouTube.


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