Reading Politics with the New Republic: Burning Questions
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The climate crisis looks more dire every day. Is there hope? Pushing the boundaries of imagination, authors Mustafa Santiago Ali, Emily Atkin, Kimberly Phillips-Fein, Jedediah Purdy, and more, present compelling ideas for organizers and citizens engaged in the fight to save our planet.
An upcoming book by Columbia law professor Jedediah Purdy spotlights the high stakes of our impending climate crisis. In The Land is Our Land: The Struggle for a New Commonwealth, Purdy focuses on how social and political divides have manifested into our deteriorating relationship with the land.
Panelists come together to discuss how to move toward politically and socially viable solutions. We aim to uncover what the left can collectively achieve in the face of climate disaster and what a new world might look like. Pushing the boundaries of imagination, the panel is sure to present compelling ideas for organizers and citizens engaged in the fight to save our planet.
Mustafa Santiago Ali is a renowned thought leader, international speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali serves as the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation. He is also the founder of Revitalization Strategies, a business focused on moving our most vulnerable communities from “surviving to thriving.” See more HERE.
Emily Atkin is a contributing editor at The New Republic. She runs HEATED, a daily newsletter about the climate crisis. She’s been covering climate politics in Washington, D.C. since 2013. Previously, she was deputy editor of ThinkProgress’s climate website, ClimateProgress. Her TedX talk, “Why Hurricanes are Getting Crappier,” aired in September 2018.
Kim Phillips-Fein teaches American history at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the History Department of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University. She is the author of Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Crusade Against the New Deal and Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics.
Jedediah Britton-Purdy is Beinecke Professor at Columbia Law School and the author, most recently, of This Land Is Our Land: The Struggle for a New Commonwealth and After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene. He writes for many publications and is a member of the editorial board of Dissent.