Michael Lerner (environmentalist)

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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.[1][2][3][4]

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.[5]


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.[5]




  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-06-15. https://archive.is/20070615020350/http://www.shiftinaction.com/discover/luminaries/dr_michael_lerner. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  2. Dance, Betsy; Williams, Kitty (2000). First aid yourself: essential breast cancer websites. Essential Websites. Hope Springs Press. p. 56. ISBN 0-9639531-8-4. 
  3. Guenther, Robin; Vittori, Gail (2008). Sustainable healthcare architecture. John Wiley and Sons. p. 419. ISBN 0-471-78404-4. 
  4. http://www.commonweal.org/about/
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Michael Lerner". https://www.commonweal.org/staff/michael-lerner/. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 

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