Global Media: The Shock Doctrine

CLAREMONT, Calif. (September 16, 2008) — Journalist Naomi KleinNaomi Klein, award-winning journalist and syndicated columnist, will be a guest speaker at Scripps as part of the Humanities Institute’s fall lecture series “Global Media” on September 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. Klein will present on her international bestseller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.

Published worldwide in September 2007, The Shock Doctrine has been translated into 20 languages to date. The six-minute companion film, created by Alfonso Cuaron, director of Children of Men, was an official selection of the 2007 Venice Biennale and Toronto International film festivals and was an internet viral phenomenon. Her first book, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, was also an international bestseller, translated into over 28 languages with more than a million copies in print. A collection of her work, Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate was published in 2002.

Klein writes a regular column for The Nation and The Guardian that is syndicated internationally by The New York Times Syndicate.

About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.


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