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Environmental and Urban Studies Program Presents

Thursday, October 25, 2012
"What Does the Election Mean for the Environment?"
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
7:00 pm

Presents a Panel Discussion

Mark Lytle
The Lyford and Helen Edwards Professor of Historical Studies and Professor of Environmental and Urban Studies

Lytle is the author of America's Uncivil Wars: the Sixties Era from Elvis to the Fall of Richard Nixon and The Gentle Subversive: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, and the Rise of the Environmental Movement. His current work is a book on consumerism and the environmental crisis since World War II.

John Cronin
Senior Fellow for Environmental Affair Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies; Beacon Institute Fellow

Cronin has worked as an advocate, legislative and congressional aide, commercial fisherman, professor, author and filmmaker. He served as Hudson Riverkeeper from 1983-2000, a position that has inspired a legacy of 200 Waterkeeper programs that fight pollution on six continents. Cronin co-authored The Riverkeepers, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., published by Scribner with an introduction by former Vice President Al Gore. He has written numerous articles, including for the Op Ed page of The New York Times. He wrote and co-produced the film The Last Rivermen, named an outstanding documentary by the Motion Picture Academy Foundation.

Monique Segarra
 Assistant Professor, Environmental Politics and Climate Policy Center for Environmental Policy, Bard College

Segarra has published articles in journals such as Latin American Politics and Society, The Journal of Contemporary Sociology, and edited and contributed to The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America. She has a forthcoming chapter on human rights and the environment in Latin America in Human Rights: Challenges of the Past/Challenges for the Future. In addition to research and teaching, she has worked with a range of international development and research institutions including the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program, and the Council on Foreign Relations and the Social Science Research Council.


For more information, call 845-758-6020, or e-mail

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium