Pre-eminent conservation biologist Thomas Lovejoy will discuss his extensive work in conservation on the global stage in the lecture, “Conservation in the 21st Century.” This event will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 5:30pm, in Taylor hall, room 203. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Lovejoy is a professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University and a senior fellow for science, economics, and the environment at the United Nations Foundation, based in Washington, DC. He has served on science and environmental councils under the administrations of Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton, and was also the World Bank’s chief biodiversity advisor and lead specialist for environment for Latin America and the Caribbean.
In 2012, he was the recipient of the Blue Planet Prize from the Asahi Glass Foundation in recognition of his contribution to environmental conservation and problem solving.
Lovejoy holds Bachelor of Science and PhD in biology from Yale University.
This lecture is sponsored by The Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns, the Biology and Earth Science and Geography Departments, the office of Sustainability, the Environmental Studies Program, the Environmental Research Institute, the Office of Alumnae/I Affairs and Development, and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.
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