Harvard Club of Dallas Ivy Lecture Series:

Storytelling & Climate Change with Prof. Martin Puchner

Great thanks to our sponsors The Honorable Will Hartnett and Tammy Cotton Hartnett for making this event possible.


At thprof-puchneris turning point for the planet, scientists, policymakers, and activists have woken up to the power of stories in the fight against global climate change. Professor Puchner will argue for why we must learn to tell new stories about our relationship with the earth if we are to avoid climate catastrophe. As we take a collective romp across four thousand years of world literature, Puchner will share vital lessons for how we put ourselves on the path of climate change—and how we might change paths before it’s too late. 

Martin Puchner is the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is a prize-winning and bestselling author whose books include The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization (Random House 2017), The Language of Thieves: My Family's Obsession with a Secret Code the Nazis Tried to Eliminate (2020, W. W. Norton & Company);  Literature for a Changing Planet (Princeton 2022),  and Culture: The Story of Us, From Cave Art to K-Pop (Norton 2023). He is the general editor of The Norton Anthology of World Literature.

Special welcome to our Partner Clubs: Columbia, Cornell, Princeton and Yale Clubs of Dallas

Date:  May 2, 2024
Time:   6:00 PM Reception - Hors-d'œuvres and a cash bar will be provided

             6:45-8:00 PM  Lecture and Discussion
Location:  Arts District Mansion, 2100 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

Cost for Tickets:

  • HCD Patron, Regular Members/Parents & Spouses: $25.00
  • HCD Recent Grad/Student Members: $15.00
  • HCD Guest/Non-Member: $25.00
  • Columbia Club Member: $25.00
  • Columbia Club Guest: $25.00
  • Cornell Club Member: $25.00
  • Cornell Club Guest: $25.00
  • Princeton Club Member: $25.00
  • Princeton Club Guest: $25.00
  • Dallas Community: $25.00
  • Yale Club Member: $25.00
  • Yale Club Guest: $25.00

Parking: The entrance to the Parking Garage at the Arts District Mansion is located off Olive Street 

Questions:  Call or email:  469-431-1436 or velda@sacleadership.com.