Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Since Kennedy’s last appearance in 2012 when he spoke on the environment, The Forum notes that he has become a spokesperson for unreliable anti-vaccination and conspiracy theories. While this is deeply disappointing, our archives retain all our past events. We hope viewers may find value on environmental issues here, for which Kennedy was well-qualified to discuss. 

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on “Energy and Politics Today” on November 5, 2012, Wortham Center, and at The Progressive Forum premier on June 13, 2005, Houston, Texas, Hobby Center.

SHORT 2012. Personal inspiration for activism, meeting with his uncle in the White House, and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. 4:27

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Mayor Bill White (2005): breakthrough $2 billion on rapid transit, actions against polluters. 27:43

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SHORT 2005. Wilderness: a most forceful communication with God. 4:33

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Presentation 2005 part 1. Coal plants and mercury,  Bush worst in environmentalism. 26:37

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Presentation 2005 part 2. Polluters externalize costs to public, corporatism. 27:06

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. | November 5, 2012 | Wortham Center | The Progressive For


Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. was named one of Time magazine's "Heroes for the Planet" for his success in helping Riverkeeper, New York's clean water advocate, lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group's achievement helped spawn more than 160 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe. In 2009, he was named one of Rolling Stone's "100 Agents of Change." Kennedy is a professor of environmental law at Pace University School of Law and serves as co-director of the school’s Environmental Litigation Clinic. He is a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, the chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper, and president-at-large of the Waterkeeper Alliance. The New York City Watershed Agreement, which he negotiated on behalf of environmentalists and New York City watershed consumers, is regarded as an international model in stakeholder consensus negotiations and sustainable development. He has also worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada. Among his published books are the New York Times best-seller Crimes Against Nature (2004). His award-winning articles have been included in anthologies of America’s best crime writing, best political writing, and best science writing. This past speaker page shares his podium presentation as well as the Q&A.

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