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Pulitzer Prize-winning Writer Elizabeth Kolbert to Deliver 2023 Barry Commoner Lecture on the Environment

On Friday, October 20, Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer and journalist Elizabeth Kolbert will deliver the 2023 Barry Commoner Lecture on the Environment.

Kolbert’s most recent book, Under a White Sky: The Under a White Sky Nature of the Future, is about humanity’s harmful impact on the environment and ideas to rectify that harm. A national bestseller, Under a White Sky was named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, Time, Esquire, Smithsonian Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal. It was also recommended by Barack Obama and Bill Gates.

Dr. Matthew Lundquist, Chair of MMC’s Department of Natural Sciences and Assistant Professor of Biology, will facilitate the conversation with Kolbert.

Book signing and reception to follow.

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The Barry Commoner Lecture on the Environment was established at Marymount Manhattan College through the generosity of Richard S. Berry and Lucy A. Commoner. These gifts have also created The Commoner Fund for Environmental Studies at the College. Barry Commoner was a prominent environmental scientist, widely known as a writer and lecturer on the relationship between environmental and energy problems and public policy.

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Published: October 20, 2023