Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dr. Jane Goodall's Lecture at Khalifa University (Part 1 of 7 documentary) video

Dr. Jane Goodall, British Primatologist, Ethologist, Anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace visited Khalifa University's Abu Dhabi campus and delivered a lecture named "Reasons for Hope", where she told her story in Africa and her research with the chimpanzees. She then spoke about sustainability and how people can still hope to save our green planet. During her speech, Sara Saeed Bawazir, Khalifa University's President of Green Crescent club, also spoke to the community where she encouraged the audience to sign up for the club to support "Roots & Shoots" an environmental program for the youth. Jane Goodall is the most famous chimpanzee expert in the world. A colleague of anthropologist Louis Leakey in Kenya in the late 1950s, she began studying the social organization of chimpanzees in 1960s, in what is now Tanzania. She obtained her PhD from Cambridge in 1965 and in 1967 she established Tanzania's Gombe Stream Research Center. Her research, based on extensive field work, is considered a milestone in the study of chimpanzees. Goodall has been a visiting professor at a number of universities, including Stanford University among others and has held a position at Tanzania's University of Dar es Salaam since 1973. She's the author of several books, including In the Shadow of Man and My Life with The Chimpanzees. She was presented the CBE by Queen Elizabeth II.

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