The Roy and Margaret Shilling Lecture Series is pleased to welcome world-renowned conservationist and United Nations messenger of peace Jane Goodall to campus on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 7pm.
Goodall spent her career studying the lives and ways of chimpanzees in the mountains and valley forests of the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve in Tanzania, Africa. She established the Gombe Stream Research Center in 1964, which continues Goodall's work today. In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation to provide ongoing support for field research on wild chimpanzees.
Goodall's list of publications is extensive, and she has been the subject of television documentaries and the large-screen format film, Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees (2002). Most recently, Goodall wrote Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink.
The Roy and Margaret Shilling Lecture Series was established in 1999 by The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, to honor Southwestern’s 13th president, Roy B. Shilling Jr., and his wife, Margaret. The series brings to campus internationally prominent speakers on topics relating to ethics, public service and public policy.
Past speakers include Thomas Friedman, Blake Mycoskie, Bill Foege, Wangari Maathai, Bill Bradley, James Baker III, Thomas Kean, Benazir Bhutto, Desmond Tutu, Karen Hughes, Bill Moyers, President Jimmy Carter, Marian Wright Edelman, William Sloane Coffin, and John McGuire.