Lind Speaker Series: Elizabeth Kolbert

FEBRUARY 12TH, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Venue: Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC, 6354 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2. Please find a map to the theatre here.

An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Elizabeth Kolbert: On The Sixth Extinction

A mass extinction event 65 million years ago killed off the dinosaurs, along with three quarters of the species on earth. Today, the world is changing the world so rapidly that scientists fear another extinction event– the sixth extinction — is underway. What does this mean for people and for the millions of other species who share our planet?

The Phil Lind Initiative 2019 series will explore the theme of “America and the Climate Crisis” in Term 2 at UBC with some of the foremost intellectuals on the climate crisis.

Elizabeth Kolbert is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, among other titles.

Students, alumni, faculty members, staff, and community members are all welcome to join in this signature event hosted by the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

Reserve tickets here.