During my long career as a journalist, I have spoken at many environmental, trade and academic conferences, discussing such subjects as how to make technical environmental stories appealing for a mainstream audience, the move to undermine governmental scientists and the future of environmental news. I also spoke extensively on the rift that today’s generation of young women face with their mothers, in navigating new territory on the home and work front. I ensure that my presentations are interesting, helpful and relevant, yet entertaining. I’m available to speak at your next luncheon, public event or lecture.

Here is a link to the Michigan State University Bioeconomy and Climate Change Conference, April 27, 2010


Here is the link to my appearance on the NPR show, The Takeaway

Here is the link to the Book Club Discussion of Making Up With Mom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6KK8E-k3z0

Here is the link to WDIV Feature Story on Making Up With Mom


And here is me being interviewed on Michigan Radio.

DVDs of television appearances available upon request.

Here are some testimonials:

Joan Dickson, Ann Arbor City Club, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Around the room were tears, chuckles, and nods of understanding as Julie Halpert spoke about her book, Making Up With Mom. All of us were able to relate to the scenarios presented. For some it was dealing with current issues; for others it evoked memories of our mother. Thank you Julie.

Christine Fitzsimons, Ann Arbor Country Club

Julie is an excellent public speaker and did a wonderful job at Ann Arbor Country Club, talking about her book, adeptly fielding questions from the audience and all the time entertaining us with her lively, engaging and very personable delivery style.

Lynn Gittleson, Book Festival Director, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington.

Your talk was both enlightening and entertaining. It seemed like everyone there could relate in some way or another to many of the stories you shared (we know we could!). You walked the fine line of giving advice to both mothers and daughters without passing judgment – never an easy task! We hope you were heartened by the many questions that followed your presentation and everyone’s desire to engage in a personal dialogue with both of you. All who were there loved it! Thanks for all you did to make it a great afternoon.

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