| March 17, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm CST | 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert in conversation with Bulletin Editor-In-Chief John Mecklin as they discuss Kolbert’s newest book, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future. Her new book dives deep into geoengineering, the hopes and hazards it provides, and how it may be humanity’s path forward.
Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her most recent book, “Under a White Sky,” was published in February. Her last book, “The Sixth Extinction,” received the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2015. She is a two-time National Magazine Award winner, and has received a Heinz Award , a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Academies communications award. Kolbert is a visiting fellow at the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College.
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John Mecklin is the Editor-In-Chief of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of Miller-McCune (subsequently renamed Pacific Standard). Over the preceding 15 years, he was also: the editor of High Country News, a nationally acclaimed magazine that reports on the American West; the consulting executive editor for the launch of Key West; and the top editor for award-winning newsweeklies in San Francisco and Phoenix. His writings have appeared in Foreign Policy, the Columbia Journalism Review, and the Reuters news service. Mecklin holds a master in public administration degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.