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08-22-2015

Natural Resources Defense Council Official Bob Deans to Speak at Clarkson University

The World We Create: A Message of Hope for a Planet in Peril

Bob Deans, director of strategic engagement for the Natural Resources Defense Council, the nation's foremost environmental advocacy group, will deliver a presentation titled "The World We Create: A Message of Hope for a Planet in Peril" at Clarkson University.

Bob DeansThe event, which takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Clarkson's Student Center Forum (#15 on the map at http://www.clarkson.edu/about/clarkson_map.pdf) is co-sponsored by Clarkson and the United Way of Northern New York, and is free and open to the public.

A leading voice on the central environmental issues of our time, Deans is a frequent commentator on national radio, television and newspapers.

He is the author of the 2012 book Reckless: the Political Assault on the American Environment and the 2007 book The River Where America Began: A Journey Along the James.

Deans also co-authored the books The World We Create: A Message of Hope for a Planet in Peril; In Deep Water: The Anatomy of a Disaster, the Fate of the Gulf, and How to End Our Oil Addiction; and Clean Energy Common Sense: An American Call to Action on Global Climate Change.

A native of Richmond, Va., Deans spent 25 years as a correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other Cox Newspapers, including four years as Chief Asia Correspondent, based in Tokyo, and eight years covering the White House.

He is a former president of the White House Correspondents' Association and speaks frequently about writing, American democracy and the environment.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/bdeans.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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