Naomi Oreskes

Earth scientist and Historian, 2022-2023 Berggruen Fellow

Naomi Oreskes is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. A world-renowned earth scientist, historian and public intellectual, she is a leading voice on the role of science in society and the reality of anthropogenic climate change. She is the author or co-author of eight books, including the best-selling Merchants of Doubt (Bloomsbury, 2010). Her new book, with Erik M. Conway, The Magic of the Marketplace: How American Business Taught Us to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market, will be published in early 2023. As a Berggruen fellow, she plans to continue her work on the question of how we can re-embrace government to address the twin crises of climate and (inadequately regulated) capitalism.