Falter: A Conversation with Bill McKibben

Tree growing in broken glass.

October 28, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Online Zoom Webinar

Bill McKibben, acclaimed author and journalist, is also one of the world’s most prominent climate activists. Through his writing and his leadership role in 350.org, as well as his work as organizer of the People’s Climate March and other initiatives, McKibben has explored the climate emergency in all its aspects: planetary, geographic, communal, personal-existential, and as ominous signs that “the human game” is putting the planet under unbearable strain.

In this conversation, McKibben and Berkley Center Senior Fellow Paul Elie will discuss McKibben’s recent book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? (2019). They will also bring into the conversation his 2005 classic Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America’s Most Hopeful Landscape (which is read by Elie’s first-year students in Georgetown College); the effects and prospects of Pope Francis’s encyclical letter Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home; and current climate developments - some of them alarming, others reasons for hope. Georgetown President John J. DeGioia will introduce the conversation. 

This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s Office of the President; Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service; Georgetown Environment Initiative; and Georgetown College Dean's Office.

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