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Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America's Environment

Monday, September 29, 2014
12:00 AM
Palmer Commons, Forum Hall

The University of Michigan Department of Women's Studies presents a lecture by environmental leader, Robert K. Musil, author of the acclaimed book this lecture is named for.

Environmental leader Dr. Robert K. Musil is the author of the acclaimed "Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America's Environment" (Rutgers, 2014) and "Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans Are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future" (Rutgers, 2009). He teaches environmental politics and history at American University in Washington, DC where he is a senior fellow at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies. Trained in environmental health, literature and the humanities, Musil holds degrees from Yale, Northwestern, and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and honorary degrees in science and humane letters.

Musil was the longest-serving CEO of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Physicians for Social Responsibility and is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and popular lecturer on college campuses. A former award-winning nationally-syndicated broadcaster, his most recent voicing is as narrator of the prize-winning documentary film, "Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War."

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