Science & Advocacy: The Legacy of Silent Spring

February 27, 2012 "Science & Advocacy: The Legacy of Silent Spring"
An HUCE panel discussion

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