2024 Delta Murphy Lecture

Thu Apr 25 2024 at 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm

3409 S Figueroa St | Los Angeles

USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
Publisher/HostUSC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
2024 Delta Murphy Lecture
Join us for an evening with Ed Yong as he takes us behind the scenes of his book and shares how storytelling can inspire climate action.
About this Event

Named “the most important and impactful journalist" of 2020 by Poynter, Ed Yong is the New York Times bestselling author of An Immense World and I Contain Multitudes. He was also awarded journalism’s top honor, the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting, for his coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. Through a lecture and in conversation with USC Wrigley Institute director Dr. Joe Árvai, Yong will share the experiences behind An Immense World, the challenges of science journalism, and why storytelling is a crucial tool in the fight against climate change. This event also includes audience Q&A. A book signing and reception will follow. For more information on Ed Yong, please visit www.prhspeakers.com.

The 2024 Delta Murphy Lecture is presented by the USC Wrigley Institute for Environment & Sustainability. Named in memory of a USC alumna, sustainability leader, and former Whittier, CA, mayor, the Delta Murphy Lecture Series addresses socially connected issues in the worlds of environmental science and sustainability.


Vineyard Room

Davidson Conference Center, USC main campus

3409 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles


Metered street parking is available along Jefferson Blvd. and Figueroa St., but please read signs carefully. Paid parking is available on a space-available basis in USC parking structures. The following structures are closest to the event venue.

Shrine Parking Structure (686 W. 32nd St.): $4/hour

McCarthy Way Parking Structure (620 USC McCarthy Way): $4/hour

Royal St. Parking Structure (3208 Royal St.): $20/day flat rate


L.A. Metro: Take the Expo (E) line to the Jefferson/USC stop or Expo Park/USC stop.

LADOT bus: Take the DASH F bus to the Jefferson Blvd. & Hoover St. stop or Figueroa St. & Jefferson Blvd stop.

Receptions & Book Signing

This event includes a pre- and post-reception and book signing. Refreshments will be served at both receptions. Please bring your copy of We Contain Multitudes or An Immense World for the book signing. Copies of both books will also be available on site for purchase through Los Angeles-based Orphan Books.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

3409 S Figueroa St, 3409 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, United States


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