Global Security Authority Robert Musil Visits Alma as Woodrow Wilson Fellow
Woodrow Wilson Foundation Visiting Fellow Robert Musil, an
international authority on contemporary global security,
sustainability, health issues and the Cold War, will discuss leadership
in a nuclear age during a public talk at Alma College.
Musil, a scholar-in-residence at the School of International Studies at American University in Washington, D.C., and the former executive director for Physicians for Social Responsibility, will speak at 8 p.m. Monday, March 12, in the Dow Science Center, Room L-1.
Admission is free and open to the public. The title of his talk is “We Are the Leaders We’ve Been Waiting For: Hope in a World of Climate Change and Nuclear Danger.”
A graduate of Yale and Northwestern universities and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Musil is author of the forthcoming book, “Changing the Climate: Healing, Humanity, and Hope for a Heated Planet.” At American University, he teaches a course on “Nuclear Weapons and American Democracy.”
A long time leader of the peace, nuclear disarmament and environmental movements, Musil also has been executive director of the Professionals’ Coalition for Nuclear Arms Control, the SANE Education Fund, the Center for National Security Studies Military Affairs Project, and CCCO: An Agency for Military and Draft Counseling.
From 1978 to 1992, Musil was the executive producer and host of “Consider the Alternatives,” a half-hour weekly radio program syndicated to more than 150 stations with two million listeners. He also has been the producer of several other video and public radio documentaries.
The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program connects a liberal education with the world beyond the campus by bringing thoughtful and successful practitioners to colleges for a week of classes and informal discussions with students and faculty. Musil will be on the Alma College campus March 12 through 16.
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has developed and conducted programs in higher education since 1945. More than 200 colleges have participated in the Visiting Fellows program since 1973.
Posted: Thu, March 1st, 2007 at 8:27AM