Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies & National Peace Academy Co-Sponsoring Lecture by RFK Jr. at WCSU

The National Peace Academy has announced that they are co-sponsoring an exciting event! The Jane Goodall Center for Environmental Studies at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) in Danbury, CT, is hosting a lecture by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., on "Our Environmental Destiny". 

Kennedy will speak on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at the Ives Concert Hall, White Hall, WCSU Midtown campus at 7 p.m. followed by a VIP reception at 8:30 p.m.

Register for this event here!  

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s reputation as a resolute defend­er of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Kennedy was named one of Time maga­zine's "Heroes for the Planet" for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn more than 160 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe.

Kennedy serves as president of Waterkeeper Alliance, senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council and chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson River­keeper. He is a partner on the CleanTech investment team of Silicon Valley's VantagePoint Capital Ventures, and is the environmental adviser to Napo Pharmaceuti­cals and co-host of the radio show "Ring of Fire". He is also a professor of environmental law at Pace University School of Law and serves as co-director of the school's Environmental Litigation Clinic. Earlier in his career, he served as assistant district attorney in New York City.

Kennedy was also featured in the acclaimed environ­mental documentary "The Last Mountain", the Sundance 2011 official selection. The film examines the struggle to save Coal River Mountain in Coal River Valley, West Virginia-the last mountain in the area untouched by the mining practice of mountain top removal.

Among his published books are the New York Times best-seller "Crimes Against Nature" (2004); "The Riv­erkeepers" (1997); and "Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr: A Biography" (1977). His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Ange­les Times, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Nation, Outside magazine, the Village Voice and many other publications. Kennedy's award-winning articles have been included in anthologies of America's best crime writing, best political writing and best science writing. 


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