Media Advisory: James Balog, global expert on climate change, to speak at UB

James Balog

Release Date: April 11, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. – James Balog, a climate change expert and environmentalist, will speak at the University at Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in Alumni Arena as part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

An avid mountaineer with a graduate degree in geography and geomorphology, Balog has become a global spokesman on the subject of climate change and human impact on the environment.

Founder of the Extreme Ice Survey, the most wide-ranging, ground-based photographic study of glaciers ever conducted, he was featured in the internationally acclaimed documentary “Chasing Ice,” which won an Emmy Award and was short-listed for an Oscar.

Balog has given multimedia presentation on EIS at TED, as well as at the White House, Congress, NASA and the Environmental Protection Agency. He is the author of eight books, including “ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers.”

His lecture is sponsored by the UB College of Arts and Sciences. Jason Briner, professor of geology and an expert on the response of glaciers and ice sheets to climate change, will welcome and introduce Balog, as well as moderate a question-and-answer session with him.

During the program, audio and/or video photography, as well as still photography, will be limited to the first five minutes of Balog’s lecture.

Working media may reserve tickets by contacting Christine Vidal in the UB Office of Communications at or 716-697-2935 no later than noon on Thursday, April 12. Reserved tickets may be picked up at the will-call window in Alumni Arena prior to the program. Media may need to show press credentials in order to be admitted to the program.


Media Contact Information

Christine Vidal
Director of News Content
Community Engagement, International Education
Tel: 716-645-4607