Tuesday, February 14, 2017 -
4:15pm to 5:45pm
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Bell Hall, Belfer Bldg, 5th Floor, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge

Seismic Shift: Climate, Energy & the Media in the Age of Trump

The Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center presents a talk and discussion with two distinguished Washington Post reporters, Juliet Eilperin and Chris Mooney, at the center of coverage of the Trump & Obama Administrations, Congress, U.S. and international climate, environment, and energy controversies. 

Based in Washington D.C., Juliet Eilperin and Chris Mooney are among the most respected and prolific reporters on these contentious policy and political issues, including the early battles over President Trump’s anti-science and environment policies and appointments and the effort to undo the Obama pro-climate and environment legacy.

During her nearly 20 years at the Post, Eilperin has had a front-row seat to the polarized debates in the nation’s capital and around the country. She has covered the Presidency and Congress broadly as well as national environment and climate issues. Eilperin recently became the Post’s senior national affairs correspondent after serving as the Post’s White House bureau chief since 2013, national environment reporter for nine years, and earlier as a House of Representatives reporter.

Mooney, the Post’s energy and environment reporter, has written extensively about changing science, climate, environment, and energy policy & politics since the George W. Bush presidency. He has been described as “one of the few journalists in the country who specialize in the now dangerous intersection of science and politics.”  At the Post since 2014, Mooney previously wrote for numerous media outlets and authored several acclaimed science policy books.

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Juliet Eilperin is The Washington Post's senior national affairs correspondent, covering how the new administration is transforming a range of U.S. policies and the federal government itself. She is the author of two books—one on sharks, and another on Congress, not to be confused with each other—and has worked for the Post since 1998. She previously served as the Post’s House of Representatives correspondent and national environmental reporter. She is the 2011 recipient of the Peter Benchley Ocean Award for Media

Chris Mooney writes about energy and the environment at The Washington Post. He previously worked at Mother Jones, where he wrote about science and the environment and hosted a weekly podcast. Chris spent a decade prior to that as a freelance writer, podcaster and speaker, with his work appearing in Wired, Harper’s, Slate, Legal Affairs, The Los Angeles Times, The Post and The Boston Globe, to name a few. Chris also has published four books about science and climate change.


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