with Dr. Robert K. Musil, PhD, MPH

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Reception: 5:15 - 6:00 pm
Public presentation: 6:15 - 7:30 pm
Love Auditorium (Levine Science Research Center)


Bob Musil giving a talk

Robert K. Musil, PhD, MPH is the President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, the legacy environmental organization envisioned by Rachel Carson and founded in 1965 by her closest friends and colleagues. Bob speaks widely at colleges and universities, leads RCC campaigns on global climate change and environmental justice, and is a leading advocate on Capitol Hill.

From 1992-2006, Dr. Musil was the longest-serving Executive Director and CEO of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), winner of the 1985 Nobel Prize for Peace. He is a graduate of Yale and Northwestern Universities and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is the author of Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future (Rutgers University Press, 2009); Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment (Rutgers, 2016); and Washington in Spring: A Nature Journal for a Changing Capital (Bartleby Press, 2016). Musil’s most recent book is a new, annotated edition, with his Introduction and a Prologue by Deborah Cramer, of Rachel Carson’s Under the Sea-Wind (Rutgers University Press, forthcoming) with illustrations, photographs, and updated marine science.

Dr. Musil is the founder of the Rachel Carson Council Campus Network of 65 U.S. colleges and universities with over 5,000 active faculty, student, staff and administration supporters and the RCC Fellowship Program and the RCC American Environmental Leadership Institute. Musil is also the co-author of a number of groundbreaking reports focused on climate justice issues in North Carolina and the Southeast, including Pork and Pollution, and Fowl Matters on the adverse effects of hog and chicken CAFOs, and Clear Cut and Bad Business on the adverse environmental, climate and financial impacts of clear-cutting forests for the industrial scale production of wood pellets shipped to Europe to generate electricity.