Dr. Jane Goodall with Motambo, an orphan at the JGI Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center.
Thursday, September 29 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Harrison Auditorium at Penn Museum
We is proud to announce our 2016-2017 Annual Oration, featuring Jane Goodall! Following the Oration, there will be a book signing with Dr. Jane Goodall. A limited number of books will be available for purchase for $20.00 cash or Venmo.
As per Philo’s mission statement of increasing intellectual accessibility, the Annual Oration is free and public.
Jane Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzee behavior in July 1960 in what is now Tanzania. Her work at Gombe Stream would become the foundation of future primatological research and redefine the relationship between humans and animals. In 1977, Dr. Goodall 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. To learn more about Dr. Goodall or the Jane Goodall Institute, please visit www.janegoodall.org.
In her lecture, Dr. Goodall will provide insight into the person behind the globe-trotting international icon: a UN Messenger of Peace, Dame of the British Empire, and the subject of countless articles and television programs around the world. She will discuss the current threats facing the planet and her five reasons for hope in these complex times, highlighting her 5th and newest reason for hope, the power of social media. Finally, she will encourage everyone in the audience to do their part to make a positive difference each and every day, reminding us that we all have the power to let our voices be heard through social media and other means.
Prior to her lecture, Dr. Goodall will receive the Krogman Award from the Penn Museum. This award is given to those individuals who are pioneering and transformative of knowledge within the related fields of human evolutionary studies. In the spirit and application of Krogman’s own work, the recipient’s research must be heavily data driven, synthetic, interdisciplinary and integrated into a life-long dedication to education and service to all humankind.
Dr. Goodall’s honors include the French Legion of Honor, the Medal of Tanzania, and Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize. In 2002, Dr. Goodall was appointed to serve as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and in 2003, she was named a Dame of the British Empire.
A limited number of tickets will be released to those with valid PennCards on 36th and Locust at the following times. You must bring a valid PennCard to reserve a ticket. Each person may reserve up to 2 tickets.
Monday September 12th at 12pm
Thursday September 15th at 4pm
Wednesday September 21st at 12pm
Friday September 23rd at 4pm
Members of the public:
A limited number of tickets are available for free for members of the public. (1) We recommend you wait in line at the Penn Museum prior to the event, as a limited number of seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis. (2)
Enter the public raffle here: https://goo.gl/forms/SIxUzMu4oVW4zuZo1
The deadline to register is 4:00pm, Friday September 23. Winners will be notified by 9:00am, September 26th. Only winners will be contacted.
Cosponsors: The Penn Museum, SPEC, Penn Sustainability Office, Penn FRES, Penn Medicine, SAC, SSAP, CAS, and Penn UA
Feel free to contact Michael Freeman (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
For parking information on Penn’s campus, please visit http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/parking/.
*Dr. Jane Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute do not endorse the handling of wild chimpanzees. The chimpanzee featured in this photo is an orphan living at the Jane Goodall Institute’s sanctuary in Africa.*