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Naomi Oreskes

Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

Naomi Oreskes is Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. A world-renowned geologist, historian of science and public speaker, she is a leading public intellectual on the role of science in society the reality of anthropogenic climate change, and on anti-scientific disinformation campaigns.  Her books include including Merchants of Doubt (Bloomsbury, 2010), The Collapse of Western Civilization (Columbia University Press, 2014), Discerning Experts (University Chicago Press, 2019), Why Trust Science? (Princeton University  Press, 2019), and  Science on a Mission: American Oceanography from the Cold War to Climate Change, (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming).  Her opinion pieces have been published in many leading venues, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Times (London), Le Monde, and Frankfurter Allgemeine.  In 2018 she was named a Guggenheim Fellow for a new book project with Erik Conway, “The Magic of the Marketplace: The True History of a False Idea.”