Student and alumni event

The Sixth Extinction – a conversation with New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert

Join us for a conversation with Elizabeth Kolbert, staff writer for the New Yorker, on what can be done to reduce the human and industrial impact on the natural world, chaired by Christian Flachsland, Assistant Professor of Climate and Energy Governance at the Hertie School. This event is open to the Hertie School community only.

This informal lunch event is a collaboration between the American Academy in Berlin and the Hertie School, and is open to the Hertie School community only. To register, please send an e-mail to events[at]hertie-school[dot]org.

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for the New Yorker. Her most recent book, The Sixth Extinction, received the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2015. She is also the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, and the editor of The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009. Kolbert is a two-time National Magazine Award winner, and has received a Heinz Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Academies communications award. Before joining the staff of the New Yorker, she was a reporter for the New York Times. A graduate of Yale University, Kolbert was a Fulbright scholar at the Universität Hamburg. She is a visiting fellow at the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College, and lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Christian Flachsland is Assistant Professor of Climate and Energy Governance at the Hertie School. His research focuses on climate and energy policy options across different levels of governance. Flachsland is also head of the governance working group at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC).