- 2017 Award Recipient
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and author of the international bestsellers No is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need; This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate; The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism; and No Logo. She is one of the organizers and authors of Canada's Leap Manifesto, a blueprint for a rapid and justice-based transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energy sources, which has been endorsed by more than 200 organizations. In 2016 she was awarded Australia’s prestigious Sydney Peace Prize for “reminding us of the power of authentic democracy to achieve transformative change and justice.” She holds multiple honorary doctorates and frequently appears on global lists of top influential thinkers. She is married to fellow UC Alumni of Influence Award recipient Avi Lewis (BA 1988 UC).