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Distinguished Lecture Series: Naomi Klein
October 28, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
The Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) announces its next speaker of the fall semester: Naomi Klein, journalist and author, on Tuesday, October 28.
All lectures are held at the newly renovated Shannon Hall in Memorial Union, located at 800 Langdon Street, and will begin at 7:30 PM, except where noted. Following each lecture, there is typically an informal reception and book signing.
Naomi Klein will be available to meet with news media from 4:30-5 pm in the Green Room near Shannon Hall in Memorial Union. A DLS representative will meet any media outside of Wheelhouse Studios at 4:30 pm in Memorial Union’s west wing, lower level.
Naomi Klein is a liberal, outspoken critic of the Iraq war, the corporatization of life and a spokesperson for the left.
NAOMI KLEIN | Award-winning journalist and author
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times and #1 international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Published in 30 languages with over a million copies in print, The Shock Doctrine appeared on multiple ‘best of year’ lists, including as a New York Times Critics’ Pick of the Year. The New York Times called it “a movement bible.” In 2011, Time magazine named it one of the Top 100 non-fiction books published since 1923. She is currently at work on a new book and film on how the climate crisis can spur economic and political transformation. A powerful and provocative voice, Klein translates the power of her pen into highly engaging keynotes, addressing issues from climate change to megabrand influences on culture and government to free trade and resource privatization.
WUD (DLS) seeks to broaden the educational experience of the UW–Madison community by bringing the smartest, most engaging, and influential people to campus to encourage thought-provoking conversations and ideas. All of our programing is designed, organized, marketed, and put on by students on the DLS committee, and our events are always free and open to the public.