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Ticketing information

The Bucknell Forum Task Force invites you to register for free tickets to see Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Feb. 2 at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. His talk, "Globalization and the Green Economy: A New Vision for American Leadership and Strength," will begin at 7:30 p.m. He will take questions afterward, followed by a light reception and book-signing in the Weis Center lobby.

Ticket Registration Times

Bucknell students: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Bucknell faculty and staff: Thursday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
General public: Friday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Go to this webpage at the time and date specified to register.


Students will be able to register for four tickets each, faculty and staff two tickets each, and the general public two tickets each.

To be fair to everyone interested in this event, recipients of tickets will be chosen from among those registered in each group by randomized computer software.

Everyone who has registered will receive an email that night advising them of whether they have received tickets or not.

Additional Seats Available

Please note that the night of the event, additional seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, including any ticketed seats not taken by 7:15 p.m. So even if you do not get tickets, we strongly encourage you to arrive early that night as seats are likely to be available.

Updated Jan.14, 2010

By Julia Ferrante

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Internationally renowned environmental lawyer and bestselling author Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has led successful battles to preserve and protect rivers, fragile land and the New York City water supply, will kick off the spring events in the continuing Bucknell Forum series, "Global Leadership: Questions for the 21st Century" with a talk titled "Globalization and the Green Economy: A New Vision for American Leadership and Strength."

Kennedy, who has built a reputation as a stalwart defender of the environment through a series of successful court cases and his work as an environmental activist, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a book-signing.

"Mr. Kennedy's work raises challenging environmental questions, especially about water quality and river preservation, for communities around the world," said Pete Mackey, chairman of the Bucknell Forum Task Force and vice president for communications at Bucknell University. "Bucknell's location on the shores of the Susquehanna River and its growing programs in the environment and sustainability promise to make this an especially interesting event."

Senior attorney
Kennedy serves as senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper, president of Waterkeeper Alliance and partner in the Silicon Valley's VantagePoint Ventures. He also is a clinical professor and supervising attorney at Pace University School of Law's Environmental Litigation Clinic and is co-host of "Ring of Fire" on Air America Radio.

This year, Rolling Stone named Kennedy one of the "100 Agents of Change." TIME magazine named Kennedy one of the "Heroes for the Planet" in 1999 for his role in helping Riverkeeper restore the Hudson River, a project that led to the creation of more than 160 Waterkeeper organizations around the world.

Kennedy has worked on environmental issues throughout North and South America and helped several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada to protect their traditional homelands. The New York City watershed agreement, which he negotiated on behalf of environmentalists and watershed consumers to protect the city water supply, is regarded as an international model in stakeholder consensus negotiations and sustainable development.

Crimes Against Nature
Kennedy's books include the New York Times bestseller Crimes Against Nature (2004); The Riverkeepers (1997); and Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr: A Biography (1977), as well as historical children's books. Kennedy has published articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications.

He is the son of the late U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of the late President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts.

A 1976 Harvard University graduate with a bachelor's degree in American history and literature, Kennedy studied at the London School of Economics and received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. After graduation, he attended Pace University School of Law, where he was awarded a master's degree in environmental law.

The Bucknell Forum
Visit the Bucknell Forum website for more details about Kennedy's talk and other speakers in the series, "Global Leadership: Questions for the 21st Century," which runs through spring 2010.

Contact: Division of Communications