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Creating Equitable and Innovative Solutions to the Climate Crisis

  • Thursday, May 2, 2024
    6 PM PT
  • Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
    757 Market Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
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Join Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean of Harvard Radcliffe Institute, and an interdisciplinary panel of climate experts for a discussion about technological, political, and educational efforts to create equitable and innovative solutions to the climate crisis.

Presented as part of Radcliffe’s Climate Change Initiative, this program will feature three current and former Radcliffe fellows with expertise on food systems and activism, environmental humanities, and climate and disaster policy.

Free and open to the public. Registration for this in-person event is now closed.


Julie Guthman RI ’18 is a professor of community studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she has been teaching courses on racial capitalism and the politics of food and agriculture and conducting research on food system transformation in the US. Her 2019 book, Wilted: Pathogens, Chemicals, and the Fragile Future of the Strawberry Industry (University of California Press) written during her 2017–2018 Radcliffe fellowship, received the 2020 Meridian Award from the American Association of Geographers for outstanding scholarly work in geography. Most recently, she has been the principal investigator of the UC-AFTeR Project, a multi-campus collaboration investigating Silicon Valley’s recent forays into food and agriculture. Her forthcoming book, The Problem with Solutions: Why Silicon Valley Can’t Hack the Future of Food, draws on that research (University of California Press, 2024) and was first conceived at Radcliffe.

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Stephanie LeMenager RI ’17 is the Moore Distinguished Professor in English and professor of environmental studies at the University of Oregon. She is author and editor of several books, including Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century and Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities. Her work on climate change and the humanities has been featured in the New York Times, Climatewire, Science Friday, NPR, the CBC, and other public venues.

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Rob Verchick RI ’24 is the 2023–2024 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at Harvard Radcliffe Institute. A legal scholar in climate change and disaster policy who designed climate-resilience programs in the Obama administration, he is the Gauthier-St. Martin Eminent Scholar and Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans and is the president of the Center for Progressive Reform, a national policy institute working to build a just society on a healthy planet. His most recent book, The Octopus in the Parking Garage: A Call for Climate Resilience, empowers readers to face the climate crisis and shows what we can do to adapt and thrive. At Radcliffe, Verchick is writing a book about how we can harness the power of government, science, and local wisdom to rescue the oceans from climate breakdown.

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Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean of the Harvard Radcliffe Institute; Daniel P. S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School; and professor of history at the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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