Thursday, September 27, 4:00 pm – Science & Advocacy: The Legacy of Silent Spring

Fifty years ago, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring brought concerns about the environmental impact of pesticides to a broad public audience, spawning a grassroots environmental movement that continues to this day. On Thursday, September 27, beginning at 4 pm at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street in Cambridge, join environmental leaders to explore the legacy of Silent Spring, and how science and advocacy interact in the face of our modern environmental challenges. This event is sponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment. The discussion will feature:
Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council
Bill McKibben, Writer, activist, community organizer
Andrew Revkin, New York Times and Pace University

With Harvard Faculty:
William Clark, Harvard Kennedy School
Rebecca Henderson, Harvard Business School
Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard Kennedy School
James McCarthy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
John Spengler, Harvard School of Public Health

Moderated By:
Daniel Schrag, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Event is free; tickets required. Tickets are available starting on day of event. Tickets available starting at noon on day of the lecture at the Harvard Box Office in the Holyoke Center at 1350 Massachusetts Avenue and starting at 2PM at Sanders Theatre. Available by phone and online  ( for a fee.