Robert F. Kennedy Jr., to speak at U of O

Release Date: 3/21/2007

Clarksville, Ark. -- Noted environmental attorney and activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., will speak at University of the Ozarks at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 26, in the university's Walton Fine Arts Center.

Kennedy’s visit is the final event of the university’s 2006-2007 Walton Arts & Ideas Series.

Kennedy, the third of 11 children born to Ethel Kennedy and the late U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, serves as professor of environmental law at Pace University School of Law and is co-director of Pace’s Environmental Litigation Clinic.

He was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes of the Planet” for his success in helping the Riverkeeper organization in its fight to restore the Hudson River. The group’s achievement helped spawn more than 130 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe. Kennedy also co-hosts Ring of Fire on the Air America Radio network.

Earlier in his career, Kennedy served as assistant district attorney in New York City. He has worked on several political campaigns, including the presidential campaigns of Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004.

Kennedy, who earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his law degree from University of Virginia, has published several books, including the New York Times’ bestseller Crimes Against Nature in 2004.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak at UofO