President & CEO Rachel Carson Council
Robert K. Musil, PhD, MPH is the President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, the legacy organization envisioned by Rachel Carson and founded in 1965 by her closest friends and colleagues. Dr. Musil is also a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, School of Public Affairs, American University, where he teaches about climate change and American environmental politics. From 1992-2006, Dr. Musil was the longest-serving Executive Director and CEO of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), winner of the 1985 Nobel Prize for Peace. He is a graduate of Yale and Northwestern Universities and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is the author of Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future (Rutgers University Press, 2009); Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment (Rutgers Press, 2014); and Washington in Spring: A Nature Journal for a Changing Capital (Bartleby Press, 2016). Dr. Musil was the Executive Producer and host of "Consider the Alternatives" a half-hour weekly radio program syndicated to over 150 stations with over 2,000,000 listeners. He has been the producer of numerous ground-breaking independent video documentaries and public radio documentary series including “One Blue Sky: Health and the Human Environment.” Dr. Musil is two-time winner of the Armstrong Award for Excellence in Radio Broadcasting. Dr. Musil also serves as President of the Herbert R. Scoville Peace Fellowship, Chairman of the Board of the Council for a Livable World and Chairman of the Board of the Population Connection Action Fund.