ANNUAL PRESIDENT’S LECTURE
Co-presented by The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico
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Join us for a lecture with Elizabeth Kolbert, followed by a discussion with Michael F. Brown, SAR president, and Terry Sullivan, director of The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico. Cash bar reception and book signing, hosted by Collected Works, will follow in the Lensic lobby.
Journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer at The New Yorker is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Holt, 2014), in which she presents evidence for her belief that humans may be bringing about a sixth mass extinction. She asks: Can we arrest this process? What does the future look like on a biologically impoverished planet?
Her three-part series on global warming, “The Climate of Man,” won the 2006 National Magazine Award for Public Interest, the 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award, and the 2006 National Academies Communication Award. She received a Lannan Literary Fellowship in 2006 and a Heinz Award in 2010, and won the 2010 National Magazine Award for Reviews and Criticism.
The annual President’s Lecture is part of the Creative Thought Forum at SAR. Learn more about this initiative here.
Elizabeth Kolbert interviewed on NPR’s “Democracy Now” about climate change and hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
We thank the following for their generous support of this President’s Lecture:
Michele Cook and John Camp
Inn on the Alameda
SunPower by Positive Energy Solar
The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Violet Crown Cinema
KUNM 89.9 and KSFR 101.1 Radio