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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Senior Attorney, New York

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., serves as Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and is a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic.

Mr. Kennedy has worked on environmental issues across the Americas and has assisted several indigenous tribes in Latin America and Canada in successfully negotiating treaties protecting traditional homelands. He is credited with leading the fight to protect New York City's water supply. 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 been named one of Time magazine's “Heroes for the Planet,” and is the author of the New York Times’ bestseller Crimes Against Nature (2004) and The Riverkeepers (1997), among other publications. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Nation, Outside Magazine, The Village Voice, and many other publications.

Mr. Kennedy is a graduate of Harvard University. He studied at the London School of Economics and received his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Following graduation he attended Pace University School of Law, where he was awarded a Masters Degree in Environmental Law.

He is a licensed master falconer, and as often as possible he pursues a life-long enthusiasm for white-water paddling.

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Posted February 23, 2011 by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Reviving the World's Oceans

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