‘Shock Doctrine’ Author Naomi Klein Anchors HSU Centennial Speaker Series - Humboldt State Now

‘Shock Doctrine’ Author Naomi Klein Anchors HSU Centennial Speaker Series

A New York Times best selling author and a renowned nature photographer headline Humboldt State University’s Centennial Speaker Series presented by Center Arts. With talks by authors Paul Ehrlich, Peter Singer, Naomi Klein and Michael Eric Dyson, union organizer Arturo S. Rodriguez and photographer James Balog, Humboldt State celebrates Big Ideas during the campus’s Centennial Celebration.

This series, which runs Oct. 1 through April 30, is made possible, in part, by gifts from HSU alumni and friends to the Humboldt Loyalty Fund. Additional support comes from Humboldt State University’s College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, the College of Natural Resources and Sciences, the College of Professional Studies and Associated Students Presents. Ticket prices range from free to $55. Tickets are required for all free speaker events and are available at the CenterArts Ticket Office (707-826-3928).

About the Speakers

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Paul Erlich

Paul Erhlich
7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1
Van Duzer Theatre
Free, tickets are required and are available at the CenterArts Ticket Office (707-826-3928).
Author of The Population Bomb and an American biologist and educator, Paul Ehrlich is the Bing Professor of Population Studies in the Department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University.
Sponsored by HSU’s
College of Natural Resources & Sciences.

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Peter Singer

Peter Singer
7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25
Van Duzer Theatre
Free, tickets are required and are available at the CenterArts Ticket Office (707-826-3928).
Considered one of the most influential contemporary philosophers alive today, Peter Singer is internationally known for his books Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Expanding Circle, and most recently, The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter.
Sponsored by HSU’s College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

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Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein
7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6
Van Duzer Theatre
Adults and children, $25.00, HSU students $5.00
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of The New York Times and No. 1 international bestseller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Klein is also a contributing editor for Harper’s, a reporter for Rolling Stone and writes a regular column for The Nation and The Guardian. A powerful and provocative voice, she translates the power of her pen into highly engaging talks.

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Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson
7 p.m. Feb. 18
Van Duzer Theatre
Adults and children, $10, HSU students free
Michael Eric Dyson eloquently melds scholarly insight with the phenomena of contemporary culture. His popular books such as Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, and Can You Hear Me Now?, deeply probe social themes and cultural politics.

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Arturo S. Rodriguez

Arturo S. Rodriguez
7 p.m., Monday, April 14
Van Duzer Theatre
Free, tickets are required and are available at the CenterArts Ticket Office (707-826-3928).
Arturo S. Rodriguez is the second president of the United Farm Workers of America. Rodriguez became UFW president in May 1993, after Cesar Chavez’ death and has successfully carried on the work of the union’s legendary founder.
Sponsored by HSU’s College of Professional Studies.

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James Balog

James Balog
April 30, 7 p.m.
Van Duzer Theatre
$25 adults/ $25 seniors & children/ $5 HSU students
A decorated photographer, avid mountaineer and climate change researcher, James Balog is the founder of the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS), the most wide-ranging photographic study of glaciers ever conducted.

About HSU’s Centennial Celebration

The speaker series is part of Humboldt State’s yearlong centennial celebration. Other highlights include the Centennial Birthday Party on the Arcata Plaza (Aug. 24), Homecoming & Family Weekend (Sept. 27-28) and the Centennial Concert, featuring original compositions by HSU music professor Brian Post (April 26). For full details, visit Humboldt.edu/100 and get the latest updates at Facebook.com/HSU100.