Rachel Carson’s Legacy for Florida

Musil at Mitchell 036On Feb. 17, join Robert Musil, Ph.D., M.P.H., president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council (RCC), as he shares Rachel Carson’s environmental legacy for Florida. Dr Musil will be speaking about how Rachel Carson and her work was and still is relevant to the state of Florida. The presentation will be followed by a workshop on environmentalism and book signing of his book, “Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment”, that was recently named Outstanding Book of 2016 by Choice Magazine.

Dr. Musil was named President and CEO of the RCC in Feb. 2014 and is only the third CEO in the history of this environmental group. He is the former Executive Director and CEO of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize winning organization, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR).

As a member of the Green Group, representing the nation’s thirty-four largest environmental groups, Dr. Musil has met regularly and worked closely over the yearsRachel Carson and her sisters book - Musil with leading public figures including Presidents, Vice Presidents, numerous cabinet members, and congressional leaders.

He also initiated PSR’s U.S.-Mexico Border Project in El Paso and Juarez, Mexico and has represented PSR at international environment negotiations in Montreal, Kyoto, Johannesburg, Geneva, and elsewhere.

Dr. Musil is a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, School of Public Affairs, at American University, he teaches about climate change and American environmental politics. He has been a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Visiting Fellow since 2006, and is widely sought after as a campus and civic lecturer.

Dr. Musil specializes in contemporary global sustainability, security, and health issues, as well as Cold War history, culture, and policy.

He is the author of numerous articles and books such as “Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future” (Rutgers University Press, 2009) and “Washington in Springtime: A Nature Journal for a Changing Capital” (Bartleby Press, 2016, forthcoming).

Come join the discussion on Feb. 17, 1-3 PM in the Key West Ballroom (218B Student Union).

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