December 8, 2020

The Green New Deal & Climate Action

Harvard Book Store and Boston Review welcome Senator EDWARD MARKEY, Boston Review co-editor in chief JOSHUA COHEN, Green New Deal advisor ROBERT C. HOCKETT, and the contributors to the latest Boston Review book, Climate Action, for a special panel event this December.

Join Harvard Book Store, Boston Review, and this esteemed panel for a conversation exploring both the Green New Deal and the way forward to combat climate change, in the face of the repeated failure to achieve significant results.

About Author(s)

Alyssa Battistoni is an Environmental Fellow at Harvard University and coauthor of A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal.

David G. Victor is Professor of Industrial Organization and Technology Innovation at the University of California, San Diego, where he codirects the Deep Decarbonization Initiative, and adjunct Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. His latest book on climate governance, coauthored with Charles Sabel, is forthcoming with Princeton University Press in 2021.

Senator Edward J. Markey, a consumer champion and national leader on energy, environmental protection and telecommunications policy, has a prolific legislative record on major issues across the policy spectrum. A member of Congress for over four decades, he has the U.S. representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district from 1976 to 2013, and has served as the junior United States senator from Massachusetts since 2013.

Joshua Cohen is a political philosopher. He has written on issues of democratic theory, freedom of expression, religious freedom, political equality, and global justice. His books include On Democracy, Rousseau: A Free Community of Equals, and The Arc of the Moral Universe and Other Essays. He is co-editor of the Norton Introduction to Philosophy (second edition, 2019). Cohen taught at MIT (1977-2005), Stanford (2005-2014), is currently on the faculty at Apple University. Since 1991, he has been editor of Boston Review.

Robert C. Hockett is Edward Cornell Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and author of Financing the Green New Deal: A Plan of Action and Renewal.

Thea Riofrancos is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College and author of Resource Radicals: From Petro-Nationalism to Post-Extractivism in Ecuador.