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Fourth OHIO Challenging Dialogues lecture to focus on climate change

Published: January 27, 2020 Author: Jalyn Bolyard

New York Times reporter Lisa Friedman will present ‘Covering Climate Change in the Age of Trump’

Lisa Friedman, a reporter for The New York Times Climate Desk, will focus on climate change for the fourth installment of Ohio University’s “Challenging Dialogues” lecture series on Tuesday, Feb. 11 in Baker University Center Ballroom A, beginning at 7 p.m.

Friedman’s talk, “Climate Change in the Age of Trump,” will concentrate on how climate change talks and regulations have changed drastically over the past few years, including differences between the Obama and Trump administrations. 

She will also talk about the future, explain what we can expect from the 2020 elections, and provide a global viewpoint on climate change. 

“Challenging Dialogues” is a presidential initiative created by Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis to provide an outlet for constructive conversation around topics that spark interest nationally or globally. 

“Climate change has been a deeply polarized subject of national debate for many years,” President Nellis said. “Through our Challenging Dialogues lecture, it is our hope that our community will be inspired to apply what they learn as they navigate this important topic. I look forward to Lisa’s interactive presentation.” 

A live stream of the event will be available. Previous “Challenging Dialogues” lectures can also be viewed online

About Lisa Friedman

Friedman’s work focuses on climate and environmental policy, and she has covered eight international climate talks. Friedman has chased climate-related stories from the bottom of a Chinese coal mine to the top of snow-capped Himalaya mountains. 

Before becoming a climate desk reporter for The New York Times, Friedman had an array of journalism jobs covering Washington D.C., for publications including The Oakland Tribune, The Los Angeles Daily News, and most recently, Climatewire, where she led a team of 12 reporters.

Friedman attended Columbia University for her bachelor’s and University of Maryland for her master’s in journalism. 

Outside of the newsroom, Friedman, along with her husband, owns a pizzeria and bakery in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington D.C.