Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president of Waterkeeper Alliance, will deliver the Fall 2009 Albert Gallatin Lecture, Our Environmental Destiny, on Monday, October 12, 7 p.m. at New York Universitys Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts (715 Broadway at Washington Place/entrance on 1 Washington Place). Subways: R, W (8th St.); 6 (Astor Pl.).
The lecture, presented by NYUs Gallatin School of Individualized Study, is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required at https://www.nyu.edu/gallatin/rsvp/. For more information, call 212.998.7380. Reporters wishing to attend the lecture must RSVP to James Devitt, NYUs Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com. Seating based on availability.
Kennedy, named one of Time magazines Heroes for the Planet for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River, also serves as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper. He has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands. Kennedy is a clinical professor and supervising attorney at Pace University School of Laws Environmental Litigation Clinic and is co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio. Earlier in his career he served as assistant district attorney in New York City. Among Mr. Kennedys published books are the New York Times bestseller Crimes Against Nature (2004), St. Francis of Assisi: A Life of Joy (2005), The Riverkeepers (1997), and Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr: A Biography (1977). His award-winning articles have been included in anthologies of Americas Best Crime Writing, Best Political Writing, and Best Science Writing.
The Albert Gallatin Lectures bring a series of notable figures from the worlds of politics, the arts, business, and academia to New York University to discuss contemporary issues with students, faculty, and members of the wider community. Presented by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, the Albert Gallatin Lectures reflect the Schools academic philosophy, which is firmly rooted in the idea that knowledge and understanding grow through conversation and collaboration.