Award-winning Journalist Suzanne Goldenberg to Lecture at UM

February 06, 2017

MISSOULA – Suzanne Goldenberg, an award-winning journalist for the Guardian and author of “Madam President,” will lecture at the University of Montana at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Liberal Arts Building Room 103A-B.Suzanne Goldenberg (courtesy photo)

Goldenberg’s lecture is titled “Climate Change in the World’s Two Largest Democracies: New Developments in India and the U.S.” Goldenberg reported from India for many years, and during her lecture she will address the human cost of climate change, especially for women. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.

Goldenberg reported for the Guardian for more than 20 years. She now is a writer and environmental consultant based in Washington, D.C. Her work on climate change was cited by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Paris climate summit in 2015.

She has won several awards for her work in the Middle East, and in 2003 she was among a small group of reporters who covered the U.S. invasion of Iraq from Baghdad. She also covered the war in Lebanon in 2006, the Palestinian uprising from 2000 to 2002, the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in 1996 and the wars in Chechnya, Georgia and Nagorno Karabakh in the former Soviet Union in the early 1990s.

Her book “Madam President” is about Hillary Clinton’s historic run for the White House. She also is the author of “Pride of Small Nations: The Caucasus and Post-Soviet Disorder” and co-wrote “Transcaucasian Boundaries” with John F. R. Wright and Richard Schofield. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her family.

The event is hosted by UM’s South and Southeast Asian Studies, School of Journalism and Liberal Studies Program.                                                       

For more information email UM Liberal Studies Program Director and Professor Ruth Vanita at


Contact: Ruth Vanita, UM liberal studies professor and director, 406-243-4894,