At a Glance
What: The UNT Distinguished Lecture Series presents author and environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
When: 8 p.m. March 14
Where: University Union, Silver Eagle Suite, one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets
Cost: $10 for general public, free for UNT students, faculty and staff
Contact: (940) 565-4373 for program information; (940) 565-3805 for tickets
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Author and environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will speak at UNT March 14 as part of the university's Distinguished Lecture Series.
The lecture will be held at 8 p.m. in the University Union.
Kennedy's reputation as a defender of the environment stems from a series of successful legal actions. He was named one of Time magazine's "Heroes for the Planet" for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn more than 125 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe.
Kennedy serves as senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and president of Waterkeeper Alliance. He also is a clinical professor and supervising attorney at Pace University School of Law's Environmental Litigation Clinic, and co-hosts the program "Ring of Fire" on Air America Radio.
Previously, Kennedy served as assistant district attorney in New York City and worked on several political campaigns, including the presidential campaigns of Edward M. Kennedy in 1980, Al Gore in 2000, and John Kerry in 2004. Kennedy is a graduate of Harvard University. He studied at the London School of Economics and received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Following graduation, he attended Pace University School of Law, where he was awarded a master's degree in environmental law.
Kennedy's speech is free for UNT students, faculty, and staff. Tickets for the general public cost $10 and may be purchased in advance starting Feb. 19 at the UNT Union Information Center, Level 3 of the University Union, or at the door the evening of the speech. For more information on tickets, call 940-565-3805.
UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108
Contact: Rafael McDonnell 940-565-4835