Past Speakers

Naomi Klein, April 2010

Naomi Klein, April 2010

Klein, a pioneer in independent coverage of the global economy and corporate power, is a contributing editor for Harper's.

Naomi Klein conducted a public lecture to a packed Emerson Suites and Q&A session with Park Scholars and other students who had studied her latest book. She discussed her work over the years, the crisis in media, and the importance of independent media in light of the weaknesses and biases in mainstream media. Klein shared some funny incidents in her relations with mainstream outlets, while acknowledging some of the serious reporting found in the business-oriented press. She began her public lecture by discussing how she left her laptop in the plane earlier in the day and was able to retrieve it within minutes of leaving the airport – thanks to a passenger on the plane sending a Tweet into the universe. . .that reached pal Jeremy Scahill.

Klein is a pioneer in independent coverage of the global economy and corporate power. Her international bestsellers – The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies (2000) – have been translated into dozens of languages. She is a contributing editor for Harper’s and writes a globally-syndicated column for The Nation and The Guardian. She co-produced a feature documentary, The Take, on economic justice in Argentina.

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Photo Credit: Debra Friedman