World-renowned ethologist and activist, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace shared fascinating insights on her evolution from curious young girl to intrepid scientist to global icon, coinciding with the exhibition Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Jane Goodall at the Saint Louis Science Center. She shared inspiring details about her lifetime of advocating for the natural world and how each of us can use her reasons for hope to create a better future for people, animals, and the planet we share.
Peter Wyse Jackson is the president of the Missouri Botanical Garden and George Engelmann Professor of Botany at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Born in Kilkenny, Ireland, Wyse Jackson obtained a B.A. (Mod.) in botany and an M.A. from Trinity College Dublin, where he subsequently obtained a Ph.D. for work on the taxonomy of Irish Cruciferae.
As founding director of the Living Earth Collaborative, Losos seeks to marshal the might of three world-class organizations – the Missouri Botanical Gardens, the Saint Louis Zoo and Washington University, where he is the William H. Danforth Distinguished University Professor in Biology – into a collaboration that transcends geographic and political boundaries to conserve biodiversity and sustain life on Earth.
As a journalist, Parenti has reported extensively from Afghanistan, Iraq, and various parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In addition to The Nation, Parenti’s articles have appeared in Fortune, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Middle East Report, London Review of Books, and Mother Jones.