Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at FAU

By polly burks | 9/26/2018

Florida Atlantic University and the Palm Beach Book Festival will present Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. for a lecture and book signing on Friday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at or by calling 561-297-6124. There will also be a meet and greet reception with Kennedy at 5 p.m. Tickets for the reception, lecture and a signed copy of “American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family” are $100 and can be purchased by calling 561-297-2584. Proceeds from the event will benefit student scholarships in FAU’s Department of Political Science. Kennedy will be presented with the FAU Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Making Waves Award at the event.

Kennedy is an American environmental attorney, author and activist. He serves as president of the board of Waterkeeper Alliance, a nonprofit environmental group that he helped found in 1999. His books include “American Values, Lessons I Learned from My Family,” “Crimes Against Nature,” and “The Riverkeepers.” These books will be on sale at the event.

“We are excited to launch this year’s collaboration with the Palm Beach Book Festival by presenting Robert F. Kennedy, Jr with the Making Waves Award and by inviting our community to hear him present his fascinating new book,” said Michael Horswell, dean of FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. “The award recognizes the incredible impact his environmental activism has had on our society. Kennedy represents the values we cherish in our democracy and that we hope to instill in our students as active citizens in our country.”

FAU and the Palm Beach Book Festival are teaming up to bring The New York Times best-selling and household-name authors to FAU’s Boca Raton campus. For information about the March 2019 Palm Beach Book Festival, visit