(March 12, 2013)

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Robert Musil to visit Centenary

SHREVEPORT, LA — Dr. Robert Musil, former CEO of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility, will visit Centenary March 18-22 as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. His wide range of specialties includes environmental sustainability, public health, social responsibility. His arrival is a coordinated effort by Centenary faculty and staff: Dr. Greg Butcher (Neuroscience), Dr. David Brownholland (Chemistry), Dr. Loren Demerath (Sociology), Dr. Troy Messina (Physics), and Dr. Edward Ragan.

Robert Musil

"Centenary is delighted to have Dr. Robert Musil visit our campus as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow," said Ragan, Director of Educational Outreach. "His in-depth research in the fields of both social responsibility and sustainability will undoubtedly generate a vibrant discussion among our students, faculty, and staff on these important issues."

Musil will present three programs that are free and open to the public:

"Morality and Sustainability" Student Forum
Whited Room, Bynum Commons
Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.

"Citizens and Climate Change: Do We Matter?" Public Talk
Whited Room, Bynum Commons
Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.

A Community Conversation: Public Health & Sustainability
CoHabitat, 610 Commerce Street
Thursday, March 21, 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception
Featured Shreveport-Bossier community leaders and Musil will begin a conversation at 6:15 p.m. about public health and sustainability in the local and global community.

Musil served as the executive director and CEO of Physicians for Social Responsibility from 1992 to 2006. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow for the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He also teaches in the Nuclear Studies Institute of the School of International Service. Musil is the author of Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better future.

The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program brings prestigious leaders in academics, art, journalism, business, and politics to campuses across the United States for engagement in meaningful dialogue with students and faculty. Centenary is a proud long-time participant in this program.