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Bulletin Virtual Program

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

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.


Our Speaker

Elizabeth Kolbert

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.


In conversation with

John Mecklin

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.