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Science & Advocacy: The Legacy of Silent Spring

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Contact Name: 
Lisa Matthews
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Silent Spring Panel Discussion from HUCE on Vimeo.

Fifty years ago, the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring brought concerns about the environmental impact of pesticides to a broad public audience. What followed was a grass-roots environmental movement that continues to this day. Although Carson was a marine biologist, Silent Spring is not a book of science, but environmental advocacy in the form of fable and narrative.

Join a gathering of environmental leaders from advocacy, journalism and academia to explore the legacy of Silent Spring, and how science and advocacy interact in the face of our modern environmental challenges.


A Discussion Featuring:
Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council
Bill McKibben, Writer, activist, community organizer
Andrew Revkin, New York Times and Pace University


With Harvard Faculty:
William Clark, Harvard Kennedy School
Rebecca Henderson
, Harvard Business School
Sheila Jasanoff
, Harvard Kennedy School
James McCarthy
, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
John Spengler
, Harvard School of Public Health

Moderated By:
Daniel Schrag
, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; School of Engineering & Applied Sciences


Event is free; tickets required. Tickets available starting at noon on Thursday, September 27 at the Harvard Box Office in the Holyoke Center at 1350 Massachusetts Avenue and starting at 2PM at Sanders Theatre. Available online through the Harvard Box Office and by phone (617.496.2222) for a fee.

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