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Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Jane Goodall

Wednesday, April 28 | 12 PM ET | Virtual Event 

Join Tisch College for a conversation with Jane Goodall, PH.D., DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace. A conservationist and ethologist, Dr. Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzee behavior in what is now Tanzania in 1960. Her work at Gombe Stream National Park would become the foundation of future primatological research and redefine the relationship between humans and animals. In 1977, she established the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute is widely recognized for innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa. In 1991, with a group of Tanzanian students, she established the global environmental and humanitarian youth program, Roots and Shoots, which connects hundreds of thousands of youth in more than 120 countries who take action to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment. In 2002, Dr. Goodall was appointed a United Nations Messenger of Peace and, in 2003, she was named a Dame of the British Empire. She has also received the French Legion of Honor, the Medal of Tanzania, and Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize. Prior to COVID-19, Dr. Goodall traveled extensively across the globe, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems it has imposed on the Earth.

This event is supported by the Environmental Studies Program, the Fletcher School's Center for International Environment & Resource Policy (CIERP), Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE), and the Fletcher School

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