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RFK Jr. to speak at Columbia College
Friday, January 14, 2005

The Schiffman Ethics in Society Lecture Series will present Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in a lecture entitled "Our Environmental Ethical Destiny" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 9 in Launer Auditorium. The speech is free and open to the public.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the lecture. There are 100 free reserved student tickets available at the Campus Life Office in the Atkins-Holman Student Commons after Feb. 21. The tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserved seats will be held until 7:15 p.m.

Columbia College students, faculty and staff are invited to a Q-&-A Session (and book signing if time allows) with Kennedy at 3 p.m. in Dorsey Gym, hosted by the Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA).

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

  • Senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council
  • President of the Waterkeeper Alliance
  • Chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper
  • Co-director, supervising attorney and clinical professor at the Pace University School of Law Environmental Litigation Clinic
  • Co-host of Ring of Fire on Air America Radio
  • Author of the New York Times’ best seller Crimes Against Nature, The Riverkeepers and Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr.: A Biography
  • Graduate of Harvard University, law degree from the University of Virginia Law School, master's degree in environmental law from Pace University School of Law
  • Studied at the London School of Economics

The Schiffman Lecture Series was made possible through a $1.5 million gift from John Schiffman, a member of the Columbia College Board of Trustees.