12:30-2:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)
As a trailblazer in animal behavior research, Dr. Jane Goodall’s pioneering studies on the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park, Tanzania, offered a remarkable window into the lives of our closest living relatives and redefined our relationship to the rest of the animal kingdom. Her research birthed what is now the Guinness World Record’s longest continuous study of chimpanzees, continued by the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). During a special talk, Jane will share her insights on the importance of protecting species and the natural world, while encouraging every individual to do their part to make a difference every single day. Jane will also talk about JGI’s innovative community-centered conservation work in Africa and Roots & Shoots global youth program. She will reflect on why, despite the challenges of today, she continues to have reason for hope about the future of wildlife, people and the environment we all share.
Jane Goodall, Ph.D, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, has been a champion for non-human animals, human rights, environmental protection and a conservation leader for decades. She spends 300 days a year traveling all around the world inspiring people to make compassionate decisions and take action to build a better world for all. She believes everyone has a role to play and can make a difference. Dr. Goodall was made a Dame of the British Empire (DBE) in 2004 during a ceremony at the Buckingham Palace in London, and in 2006, she received the French Legion of Honor, presented by the Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, as well as the UNESCO Gold Medal Award. The National Geographic biographical film about Dr. Goodall, titled Jane, had its world premier at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and has received rave reviews and won over 20 awards.
Learn more at janegoodall.org. Follow Jane @janegoodallinst and @janegoodall on Facebook.
The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and the Environment, Pax Natura Foundation, and The Nature Conservancy