Skip to Content

2015: Robert Musil

Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence

Robert Musil, Ph.D.
President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council
March 22 - 27, 2015

"Hope for a Heated Planet: What Would Rachel Carson Do?" 
Watkins Room I Trone Student Center
March 25 at 7 p.m.

Robert Musil, Ph.D., was on Furman's campus from March 23 – 27, 2015. Dr. Musil spent his time interacting with students discussing how they can be civically engaged, take on leadership roles, and make a difference.

Dr. Musil is president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, the legacy organization envisioned by Rachel Carson and founded in 1965 by her closest friends and colleagues. He is also senior fellow and adjunct professor at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, School of Public Affairs, American University. Dr. Musil is the former CEO of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

His public address, “Hope for a Heated Planet: What Would Rachel Carson Do?” was held Wednesday, March 25, at the Trone Student Center on Furman’s campus at 7:00 p.m. Following the address, the audience enjoyed,a reception and book signing with Dr.Musil.

For full biographical information, please click here.

Highlights of his visit to Furman

During Dr. Musil's time on campus, he visited numerous classes and enjoyed meals and conversations with students and faculty.

• Visited political science, economics, anthropology, chemistry, environmental writing and ethics classes
• Enjoyed breakfasts at Stax and Tommy's Ham House with Advance Team students
• Participated in "Teach In" at the Trone Student Center in recognition of Earth Week at Furman
• Discussed "Religion and the Environment" during dinner with students at the Vista House
• Spoke to the Army ROTC cadets about leadership
• Toured the Shi Center for Sustainability
• Had dinner with the Hollingsworth and Townes scholars
• Lectured first year medical students at USC School of Medicine-Greenville

Press Coverage

News Release, Furman University