Visiting Fellow to present public lectures on health, climate issues

Visiting Fellow to present public lectures on health, climate issues
September 20, 2010

Phil Brozynski
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Lisle, Illinois ~ Benedictine University will host Robert K. Musil, Ph.D., a Senior Fellow at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies in the School of Public Affairs at American University, for a series of lectures and meetings with students and faculty as part of the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program.

Musil, who is also the former Executive Director and CEO of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility, will present "Environmental Issues as a Community and National Priority" from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20 in the Krasa Student Center, Rooms A, B and C.

Musil will also present a public lecture titled "Hope for a Heated Planet? Global Warming and Citizen Power" at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 21 in Scholl Hall, Room 101.

The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, which is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other professionals to campuses across the United States for a week-long residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures and informal discussions.

For more information about the Visiting Fellows program, go to www.cic.edu/visitingfellows.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.