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
(630) 829-6094

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 located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.