Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, will deliver the Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership at UCLA’s Royce Hall on April 1, as part of the celebration of UCLA’s Centennial year. The renowned animal behavior expert and conservationist is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a U.N. Messenger of Peace.

During the lecture, which marks the 60th anniversary of the start of her pioneering research, Goodall will discuss her journey from groundbreaking researcher of wild chimpanzees in Gombe, Tanzania, to internationally renowned activist. She will also share her reasons for hope for the future, talk about the work of the Jane Goodall Institute and the organization’s Roots & Shoots youth program, and encourage audience members to make a difference every single day.

Following her remarks, Goodall will be joined by a moderator for a discussion drawing from questions submitted by UCLA students and alumni.

The UCLA College lecture is a ticketed event, although tickets will be available at no cost for UCLA students (one complimentary ticket per student with a valid registration and BruinCard). The event also is open to the campus community, alumni and the general public. Ticket information and other event details are available on the Luskin Lecture website.

“Dr. Jane Goodall is a true pioneer who exemplifies how one person can make a huge difference in the world,” UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said. “We are delighted to welcome her to campus for the Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership, to share her inspiring vision with UCLA.”

Goodall’s talk will be the fifth Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership. The series was established in the UCLA College by Meyer and Renee Luskin in 2011 as part of a transformative gift to UCLA. Their vision in establishing the endowed lecture series gives the UCLA College an unprecedented opportunity to share knowledge and expand the dialogue among scholars, leaders in government and business, and the greater Los Angeles community. Previous speakers have included former President Bill Clinton, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Royce Hall, UCLA Campus. Wednesday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. Free for UCLA students with valid UCLA BruinCard while tickets last. $30 for faculty and staff, $50 for the general public and $100 for premier seating. Tickets are available at the UCLA Central Ticket Office, tickets.ucla.edu and (310) 825-2101. Limits on ticket purchases may apply.

For more information visit https://www.college.ucla.edu/luskinthoughtlecture/

Submitted by Melissa Abraham, Executive Director, Communications, UCLA College

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