17 Apr 2023

UC San Diego

Submitted by Kimon

A Conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson ’74, PhD ’82


Apr 17, 2023

6:00 PM–7:30 PM


Sally T. WongAvery Library, 2nd Floor

On behalf of Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth H. Simmons, and Audrey Geisel University Librarian Erik T. Mitchell, you are invited to attend the UC San Diego Library’s Author Talk Series featuring alumni and internationally acclaimed author Kim Stanley Robinson ’74, PhD ’82.

Hosted by the UC San Diego Library and Academic Senate Committee on Campus Climate Change, the evening will take a deep dive into how we can best tackle climate change today and into the future.

The program will begin with student presentations on climate change, followed by a moderated discussion with Robinson around his bestselling novel “The Ministry for the Future.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase from the UC San Diego Bookstore at the event.

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At the start of the event, attendees will hear presentations from four students acting as a ministry for the future of our region. Calling upon their research, activism and expertise, the students will speak as “ministers” for their own future lives and those of subsequent generations, articulating a vision of what UC San Diego can do to protect the environment. Participants include:

  • Minister of Atmosphere, Ke’La Kimble, PhD candidate in analytical and atmospheric chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Minister of Health, Emmet Norris, PhD student in geoscience, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Minister of Finance, Emma Rodriguez ’23, business economics major, Thurgood Marshall College
  • Minister of Energy, Alex Andriatis, PhD candidate in physical oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography 

Related article: UCSD Guardian