AFFILIATE EVENT: Careers in the Environmental Sector
Conversation with Andrew Revkin ’78, acclaimed author and New York Times reporter
Monday, July 27th
Allen & Overy
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York City
(Refreshments will be served)
Please join us for a special affiliate event for alumni interested in environmental careers, featuring Andrew Revkin, ’78, New York Times environmental reporter, ‘Dot Earth’ blogger, acclaimed author, and Pace University Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding. Andrew has written on a wide range of subjects including destruction of the Amazon rain forest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, science and politics, climate change, and the North Pole. He is also an accomplished songwriter and musician. Check out Andrew’s latest blog postings:
The event is hosted by Brown alumni Ken Rivlin, ’87, Partner, Head of the Global Environmental Law Group, U.S. Environmental and Regulatory Law Group, and U.S. Pro Bono Program, at the law firm Allen & Overy.
RSVP required by July 22nd
RSVP and questions to Grace Stokan, ‘16
Andrew Revkin, the Pace University Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, has reported on science and the environment for more than three decades, from the Amazon to the White House, the Hudson Valley to the North Pole, mainly for The New York Times. He has written on global warming science and solutions and energy issues since the 1980s and is among those credited with first proposing that we have entered a “geological age of our own making,” known increasingly as the Anthropocene.
At Pace, where he joined the faculty in 2010, he has developed or co-developed innovative courses in blogging, environmental communication and documentary film. He has also helped organize and run campus and online events on urban resilience, the mix of technology and tradition in agriculture, renewable energy opportunities and more.
Revkin has won the top awards in science journalism multiple times, along with a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is widely recognized for fairness and a pursuit of reality in a polarized media environment. This doesn’t come without perils. The conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh once suggested Revkin kill himself if he thought population growth was such an important issue, while a liberal climate blogger once compared him to Charlie Sheen.
Revkin has written acclaimed books on global warming, the changing Arctic and the violent assault on the Amazon rain forest, as well as three book chapters on science communication. Drawing on his experience with his Times blog, Dot Earth, which Time Magazine named one of the top 25 blogs in 2013, Revkin has spoken to audiences around the world, including at the United Nations and Vatican, about paths to progress on a turbulent planet.
In spare moments, Revkin is a performing songwriter. He was a longtime accompanist for Pete Seeger and recently released his first album of original songs, which was hailed as a “tasty mix of roots goulash” on Jambands, an influential music website.
Two films have been based on his work: “Rock Star” (Warner Brothers, 2001) and “The Burning Season” (HBO, 1994), which starred Raul Julia and won two Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes.