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World Affairs Council International Speaker Series: Richard Leakey

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway

April 25, 2013


Named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Greatest Minds of the 20th Century,” Leakey and his family have made some of the most significant fossil discoveries in history. After 40 years of linking the past to the present, Leakey looks to the future and our stewardship of the climate. As we threaten biodiversity and damage ecosystems, could we be revving up the planet for the next major mass extinction—our own?

Every year the International Speaker Series features prominent national and international figures who address the significant issues of the moment. Inaugurated in 2000 to celebrate the Council’s 50th Anniversary, the Series has become the nation’s premier speaker series focusing on international discussion and education. Presented in the 2700-seat Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, the Series brings audiences face to face with the global leaders, visionaries, and inspiring voices that are changing our world including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, Madeleine Albright, Vicente Fox, Ehud Barak, Condoleezza Rice, Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Bono, Thomas Friedman, Jane Goodall, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Wangari Maathai, Fareed Zakaria, and many more.