Healing a Fractured Nation: The Future of Poverty and Energy in Rural America

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The talk will explore the political and economic fault lines surrounding shale gas drilling, whether or not innovation in fossil fuel development is a viable answer to global warming, and how rural america has long paid for urban america's energy appetites.

Eliza Griswold's reportage and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, among many others. Her first nonfiction book, The Tenth Parallel, a New York Times Bestseller, was awarded the Lukas Prize and her most recent collection of poems, translated from Pashto, I am the Beggar of the World, was awarded a PEN Prize in Translation. She's been awarded a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome for her poetry and a Guggenheim Fellowship for her nonfiction work. She's held fellowships at the New America Foundation, Harvard University, where she's currently a Beggruen Fellow, and Stanford University, as the 2017 Writer in Residence at the Center for Ethics. She has taught at Princeton University, Johns Hopkins, and Columbia University. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University of the South.