International Relations Lecture Series

Dr. Marlene Katz

11 April, 2023

A Truly Global Problem: Coping with Climate Change

About The Topic

As a result of the warming atmosphere changes are occurring that are environmental, economic, and societal. On our planet everything is connected to everything else. This makes dealing with climate change more difficult while it also makes the impact of corrective changes more dramatic. This presentation will illustrate how human ingenuity is developing solutions to the problems that climate change brings and will emphasize the importance of recognizing both the
difficulties of learning to cooperate on a global scale and the necessity for this kind of action. The listener will be challenged to work on ideas that can be connected to actions on complex problems that are being exacerbated by global warming, such as immigration.

About the speaker

Dr. Volz’s research centers on journalists and their place in society and history. Working primarily in the tradition of historical and comparative sociology, her research explores the formation of journalists as a distinctive occupational group, especially concerning gender and social stratification, accumulation of symbolic capital, career path and professional mobility, social movements, and the construction of collective identity. She has examined empirical cases spanning three centuries from both the United States and China. Her published work addresses the elite formation of U.S. foreign correspondents, gender disparities among Pulitzer Prize winners, American women journalists in the post-feminist era, pioneers in U.S. journalism education and their transcultural practices, Western missionary journalists in late nineteenth-century China, and the first generation of Chinese women journalists in the early twentieth century, among other topics.