Phil Lind Initiative

The Phil Lind Initiative is pleased to announce the first two events of the 2019 series: America and the Climate Crisis.

The world is nearing the point-of-no-return for catastrophic and irreversible climate change. Without action, the future will be one of mass forced migration, famine, and economic costs in the trillions of dollars. Many of these effects will be felt within the United States, and yet no other country is as deeply divided on climate change. Can the United States overcome its domestic climate crisis to become a global leader for climate action? Or are the forces of extreme partisanship, climate denialism, and dirty industry too deeply entrenched?

Students, alumni, faculty members, staff, and community members are all welcome to join in these signature events at UBC, hosted by the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

The Phil Lind Initiative Presents: Robert Bullard

Date: January 15th, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd (UBC)


We begin the series with Robert Bullard, considered the “Father of Environmental Justice” and a Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University.

The Phil Lind Initiative Presents: Elizabeth Kolbert

Date: February 12th, 2019
Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM

Location: Frederic Wood Theatre, 6354 Crescent Rd (UBC)


Our second speaker is Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change, among other titles.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019