Robertson Work (Photo provided)

Author to speak at Desmond-Fish

Robertson Work, a professor at NYU and former U.N. policy advisor on development, will read from his book, A Compassionate Civilization: The Urgency of Sustainable Development and Mindful Activism, at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8.

Robertson is a former principal policy adviser of decentralized governance for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and executive director of the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA.)  His work in human and community development and project management has spanned 55 countries and he has written widely on decentralization and local governance, urban and rural development, poverty eradication and environmental improvement.

The book includes practical actions and a vision for the future.

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