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Michael Lerner (environmentalist)

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Name  Michael Lerner
Role  Environmentalist
Awards  MacArthur Fellowship

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Michael Lerner (born 1943, New York City) is co-founder and president of Commonweal, a nonprofit institute in Bolinas, California and co-founder and president emeritus of Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington, D.C.


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Early life and education

Born in 1943 in New York City, Lerner is the eldest son of the political philosopher Max Lerner, author of America as a Civilization and psychologist Edna Albers Lerner. He received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1965 and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University in 1971.


Lerner taught political science and psychology at Yale before moving to Bolinas, California and co-founding Full Circle, a residential treatment center for children with learning and behavior disorders. In 1976, Lerner co-founded Commonweal, a self-described "educational center," located in Bolinas.


  • 1966 Fulbright Fellowship, Brazil
  • 1984 MacArthur Prize Fellowship for contributions to public health
  • 1993 U.S.-Japan Leadership Fellowship
  • 2009 Environmental Health Hero Award, CleanMed
  • Works

  • "Surviving the Great Dying", Yes!, Mar 31, 2003
  • "The Age of Extinction and The Emerging Environmental Health Movement", Commonweal
  • Michael Lerner, PhD. Medicine and the environment. Interview by Bonnie Horrigan.
  • Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer, MIT Press, 1996, ISBN 978-0-262-62104-5
  • References

    Michael Lerner (environmentalist) Wikipedia

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