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Business sustainability topic of Feb. 12 campus address by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Activist, attorney and author Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will visit the University of Denver campus on Thursday, Feb. 12, as part of the Daniels College of Business Voices of Experience lecture series.

Kennedy serves as senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and president of Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a clinical professor and supervising attorney at the Pace University School of Law Environmental Litigation Clinic. He was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River.

Daniels College of Business administrators chose to bring Kennedy to campus to reinforce the themes that are taught through the Daniels Compass curriculum, a collection of interdisciplinary courses involving values, innovation and sustainability.

“Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is a world-renowned speaker on this topic,” says Daniels Dean Emeritus Bruce Hutton. “It’s very important to bring people of his stature to campus to help reinforce and enhance the things that we are teaching through our curriculum.”

Kennedy will begin the day with a private breakfast on campus with Denver business leaders and members of the DU administration.

He will then speak to DU students and members of the Denver community from 10 a.m.-noon in the Newman Center’s June Swaner Gates Concert Hall. In his speech, “Sustainable Business Development and the Environment,” Kennedy will discuss the role natural resources play in America’s work, health and identity. He’ll also show how businesses can grow, save money, and help preserve the environment by adopting smart, green business practices. His speech will be followed by a Q&A session. Limited seating for the free event is still available by reservation.

Following his presentation, Kennedy will attend a dialogue session with 150 pre-selected DU students.

Note to members of the media: Several seats for Kennedy’s speech at the Newman Center have been reserved for print journalists only. Please contact Julie Lucas at 303-871-3379 for more information.

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