Graduate School of Social Sciences

Naomi Klein to answer questions during UvA College Tour

07Jan2019 16:00 - 17:00

Event

On Monday 7 January, UvA College Tour will host the Canadian-American journalist, activist and public intellectual Naomi Klein. Between 16:00 and 17:00 Klein will answer questions about her life and work. Want to attend this special event? Sign up quickly to avoid disappointment.

Naomi Klein (1970) is an award-winning journalist and the author of the bestsellers No Logo (2000),The Shock Doctrine (2007) and This Changes Everything (2014). She holds the Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, is the Senior Correspondent at The Intercept and Puffin Fellow at the Nation Institute. As a public intellectual and writer, Klein has gained worldwide respect for her piercing analyses of the negative effects of neoliberalism and globalisation, and for her tireless efforts in promoting social equality and climate justice.

Honorary doctorate

Klein will also receive an honorary doctorate in recognition of her unique work on drawing attention to the adverse effects of globalisation and capitalism in the scientific and public domain. The honorary doctorate will be awarded during the UvA’s Dies Natalis (anniversary) on Tuesday, 8 January 2019. According to her Honorary Supervisor, UvA professor of International Law and Social Justice Ingo Venzke, ‘Her work insists that problems such as drastic social inequality or environmental destruction persist not in spite of international law, but as part of it. As such, it opens up avenues of academically more solid and politically more effective avenues of research.’

Location and student ID card

The exact location for the event will be decided based on the number of registrations, but will be held at Roeterseiland Campus. Students and employees who register will receive a confirmation with the precise location. Don’t forget to take your student or employee ID card with you, so you can show you are a UvA student or employee at the entrance. 

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