Speakers

The Intermountain Sustainability Summit is pleased to host Naomi Oreskes, professor of the History of Science at Harvard University and author of Merchants of Doubt, for the 9th Annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit. 

Naomi Oreskes – Keynote Speaker
Thursday, March 1st, 2018 

Naomi Oreskes, professor of the History of Science and affiliated professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University is a world-renowned geologist and historian of science.

She is the author of over 100 scholarly and popular books, articles, and opinion pieces. Her most recent books are Merchants of Doubt (Bloomsbury, 2010), and The Collapse of Western Civilization (Columbia University Press, 2014), both co-authored with Erik M. Conway. Merchants was short-listed for the Los Angeles Times book prize and made into a documentary film by the same name.  Oreskes also wrote the Introduction to the Melville House edition of the Papal Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality, Laudato Si, and, with John Krige, edited Science and Technology in the Global Cold War (MIT Press, 2014).

Oreskes has won numerous prizes and awards, including the 2016 Stephen Schneider Award for outstanding Climate Science Communication, the 2015 Public Service Award of the Geological Society of America, the 2015 Herbert Feis Prize of the American Historical Association for her contributions to public history, and the 2014 American Geophysical Union Presidential Citation for Science and Society.  She is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Her next book Science on a Mission: American Oceanography from the Cold War to Climate Change, will be published by the University of Chicago Press.

 


Check for Intermountain Sustainability  Summit (ISS) session speakers beginning in December  

Session speaker and artist proposals are currently being accepted through Thursday, Nov. 2nd.