Arundhati Roy with Naomi Klein:

On the Fate of the Earth

Tuesday, November 12 • 7:30pm • The Cooper Union

Join internationally-renowned author and activist Arundhati Roy for a rare US appearance, in conversation with journalist and activist Naomi Klein, in which she will discuss life on earth at the brink of environmental collapse.

Humanity is at a cross-roads, facing two possible futures. One sees ecological collapse and dispossession of billions people and wildlife, provoked by unchecked corporate greed. A more hopeful future has its roots in the millions joining a movement to save our planet.

After winning a global following for The God of Small Things, Roy has spent over two decades exposing crises of ecology, human rights, and democracy — and chronicling the noble resistance of ordinary people.


This event will be live-streamed from, beginning at 7:30pm.


Arundhati Roy studied architecture in New Delhi, where she now lives. She is author, most notably, of The God of Small Things, for which she received the 1997 Booker Prize, and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. A collection of her essays from the past twenty years, My Seditious Heart, was recently published by Haymarket Books.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, columnist, and author of the New York Times and international bestsellers The Shock DoctrineNo LogoThis Changes Everything, and No Is Not Enough. Senior Correspondent for The Intercept and Puffin Writing Fellow at the Type Media Center, Klein is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University. Her most recent book is ON FIRE: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal.


Please note seating is on a first come basis; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house. 

Co-sponsored by The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

The Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture Series on the Fate of the Earth

The Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture Series on the Fate of the Earth was established by the Gould Family Foundation in honor of Type Media Center fellow Jonathan Schell, and each year features original work covering issues on which the future of the earth, on which humanity and other life depend.

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