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November 11, 2021

Forum: Kerry Kennedy & Jonathan F.P. Rose on Human Rights and the Common Good

On Thursday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. join Kerry Kennedy, human rights activist, writer and President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights  in a conversation with Garrison Institute co-founder Jonathan F.P. Rose. They will discuss the accelerating impacts of global warming on humans and nature, the stresses these place on our social and political structures, and inspiring examples of solutions from around the world.


This interactive online event is part of a continuing series in the Garrison Institute’s Forum on Pathways to Planetary Health (PPH). Building on the Garrison Institute’s earlier Climate, Mind and Behavior (CMB) program, Pathways to Planetary Health explores the moral, ethical, and human behavioral dimensions of the search for regenerative solutions, including Half-Earth, Ecological Civilization, Regenerative Economics, and Societal Altruism.

This live webinar will be conducted on Zoom at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday November 11. The webinar link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of registration. 


Kerry Kennedy is President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. She is the proud mother of three daughters, Cara, Mariah, and Michaela. A human rights activist and lawyer, she authored New York Times best seller Being Catholic Now, as well as Speak Truth to Power and Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope.

Kerry, the seventh of Ethel and Robert F. Kennedy’s eleven children, has devoted more than 40 years to the pursuit of equal justice, the promotion and protection of basic rights, and the preservation of the rule of law. She works on a range of issues, including child labor, women’s rights, disappearances, indigenous land rights, judicial independence, freedom of expression, ethnic violence, criminal justice reform, immigration, impunity, and environmental justice. She has led hundreds of human rights delegations in support of these causes.

Under Kerry’s leadership, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights partners with the bravest people on earth to create lasting change. She appears regularly as a commentator on national and worldwide television networks, and is a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines. Kerry served as Chair of the Amnesty International USA Leadership Council for over a decade. She serves on the board of directors of the United States Institute of Peace, Human Rights First, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, Laureate and Leaders, Nizami Ganjavi International Center, HealthEVillages, as well as RFK Human Rights’ numerous international chapters. She is on the Advisory Committee for the Association of American Indian Affairs, the Albert Schweitzer Institute, Sankofa, San Patrignano, and the Center for Victims of Torture.

Jonathan F. P. Rose’s business, public policy, and not-for-profit work focus on creating a more environmentally, socially, and economically responsible world. Jonathan and his wife Diana Calthorpe Rose are the co-founders of the Garrison Institute. He serves on its Board and leads its Pathways to Planetary Health program.

Please join us for our other Pathways to Planetary Health event with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn on September 14. Register here

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