Biodiversity Days - Half Earth

March 2, 2017 - 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Environment Hall and Levine Science Research Center at Duke Univ., and the Carolina Theater, Downtown Durham, NC

 

Biologists E.O. Wilson and Thomas Lovejoy, two of the most influential and widely cited scientists of our time, are among the speakers slated to take part in Biodiversity Days, a two-day series of public talks, March 2 and 3, at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and the Carolina Theater in downtown Durham.

Highlights include:

Thursday, March 2, 7:00 pm – E.O. Wilson, The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Distinguished Lectureship in Biodiversity: “Half-Earth: How to Save the Natural World” with panel discussants Thomas Lovejoy (George Mason University), John Seager (Population Connection), and Louie Psihoyos (Oceanic Preservation Society) and joined by singer, Paul Simon, for a solo performance and special announcement (The Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC)

Friday, March 3, 9:00 am — Tom Friedman (The New York Times), “Green Is the New Red, White and Blue,” joined afterwards for discussion with Thomas Lovejoy and E.O. Wilson (Field Auditorium, Environment Hall, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC)

Friday, March 3, 4:30 pm — Closing Event: Lecture by Jeff Sachs, “Forging Global Cooperation to Save the Biosphere” followed by a reception and E.O. Wilson Half-Earth book-signing, featuring tropical conservation student posters (Field Auditorium, Environment Hall, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC)

For complete agenda and ticket info visit the event site here.