Climate Change Talk on February 18

January 29, 2014

The University Speaker Series concludes for this year with a presentation from the highly respected scholar, Robert K. Musil, Ph.D., M.P.H., on “Global Climate Change and Environmental Leadership.” He will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 18, in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center at University Campus. The presentation is open the public, and admission is free. University Campus is located four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285), at 33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, FL, 33574.

Dr. Musil is a senior fellow and adjunct professor at American University, where he teaches about climate change and American environmental politics. He has also has taught at Wesley Theology Seminary about religious responses to global warming and security threats. From 1992 to 2006, Dr. Musil was the executive director and CEO of Physicians for Social Responsibility, winner of the 1985 Nobel Prize for Peace. Earlier in his career, he was honorably discharged from the United States Army, where he reached the rank of captain.

Dr. Musil is also an author with numerous articles to his credit, as well as his 2009 book, Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future, and his newest work, Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment. That will be published in March by Rutgers University Press.

For further information on the University Speaker Series, contact Dr. Allyson Marino, director of fine arts events, at allyson.marino@saintleo.edu or (352) 588-8662.