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An evening with Dr Jane Goodall


Where and When:

Date from:    Sunday, 25 June
Date to:        Sunday, 25 June
Location:    Regent Theatre
The Octagon


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Think Inc., alongside The Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand, AUT and Loop, are excited to announce the arrival of Dr Jane Goodall to Dunedin this year as part of Tomorrow & Beyond Tour to discuss hope for the natural world in challenging times.

When we ask ourselves “what separates us from other animals?” we question both our differences and our similarities – a challenge to which the famed ethologist Dr Jane Goodall has devoted her life. In 2017, Dr Goodall will help us revisit this eminent yet elusive question and how we can all transform hope for our planet into action that is positively impactful for all.

This event will consist of a 20-minute lecture by Dr Goodall, followed by a 40-minute conversation between Dr Goodall and a special guest host, and an audience question and answer session.

Dr Jane Goodall transformed the way we think about animals through her ground-breaking work with primates. In 1960, in Gombe Tanzania, Goodall defied the scientific convention of the time as she documented, for the first time, not only complex personalities of chimpanzees, but the striking similarities they had to humans in terms of emotional and social complexity, the use of tools, and of experiencing war and peace.

On the strength of her research Goodall is now a renowned environmental activist, founding the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977 to support ongoing wildlife research and advocate for the protection of natural habitats, with a particular focus on Africa. 26 years ago she also led the establishment of Roots & Shoots, now a global movement that empowers young people of all ages to design and implement sustainability action projects with positive impacts for animals, people and the environment.

Dr Goodall has penned 26 books and her tireless activism has yielded numerous awards, medals and honorary doctorate degrees throughout the last four decades. In 2004, she was titled Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Few names in the sciences have enjoyed the same degree of longevity, reverence, or impact. In 2017 Think Inc., along with the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand, AUT and Loop, as part of the “Tomorrow & Beyond Tour” is honoured to host Dr Goodall. Compelling, passionate and ever-insightful, An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall is not to be missed


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