Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:45am to 1:00pm
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Wexner Rm 332, HKS, 19 Eliot St., Cambridge

From Polar Bears to People: Getting the Arctic Climate Change Story Right

Join the HKS Arctic Initiative & the Belfer Center's Environment & Natural Resources Program for a seminar with journalist Elizabeth Arnold, former NPR Correspondent and current Shorenstein Center Fellow and Alice Rogoff, publisher of ArcticToday.

While the plight of the polar bears gets global attention, there also needs to be more coverage of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic and the impact of climate change on their lives. Elizabeth Arnold and Alice Rogoff, who both live in Alaska, will provide first-hand journalistic and personal perspectives.

Elizabeth Arnold is a former NPR Political Correspondent, an Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Alaska, and the producer of She is a Spring, 2018 Joan Shorenstein fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. For 20 years Arnold covered Congress, the White House, and the American West on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and PBS Washington Week. Arnold has received numerous awards, including a duPont Columbia Silver Baton and the Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress. Over the last decade, she has reported on the ecological and human impacts of global warming.

Alice Rogoff is the publisher of Arctic Today, an independent news source in partnership with media organizations from around the circumpolar North. She is the former owner & publisher of the Alaska Dispatch News.

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Julie Gardella

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