Jane Goodall Global Leadership Awards 2010


Please Join Us to Celebrate Dr. Jane Goodall’s Extraordinary Legacy and To Honor This Year’s Recipients of the Jane Goodall Global Leadership Awards

Featuring an Intimate Conversation With

Jane Goodall  - the Jane Goodall Institute

Dr. Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE
Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute &
UN Messenger of Peace


Maureen Smith - the Jane Goodall Institute

Moderated By:
Maureen P. Smith,
President of the Jane Goodall Institute

Global Leadership Award - the Jane Goodall Institute

Monday, October 11, 2010
Program Begins at 6:30 p.m.

The George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, Washington, D.C. (map)

Tickets to the program are $50.00 per person.

Ticket proceeds benefit the Institute’s programs in honor of the Gombe 50 anniversary.

Please visit Ticketmaster for tickets and more information.

Questions? Please contact John Trybus at jtrybus@janegoodall.org.

The Jane Goodall Global Leadership Awards honor individuals and organizations that share Dr. Goodall’s values, vision and commitment to making a positive difference in the world for all living things.

This Year’s Awardees:

Social Responsibility:

This award honors a corporation or business that has taken significant steps to better our world through responsible business practices.
The National Geographic Society
to be accepted by Terry D. Garcia,
Executive Vice President for Mission Programs,
National Geographic Society


Responsible Activism in Media and Entertainment:

This award pays tribute to outstanding individuals who leverage their celebrity to advocate for sustainability, conservation and humanity in the spirit of Dr. Jane Goodall and her remarkable work.
Charlize Theron


Global Leadership:

This award honors an individual who shares Dr. Jane Goodall’s values, vision and commitment to making a positive difference in the world for all living things.
Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D.
President, The Amazon Conservation Team


Excellence in Education:

This award recognizes a teacher who exhibits leadership and excellence in his or her work to help preserve our natural world, protect animals and benefit our human community. 
Dr. Rick Asselta  Ed.D.


Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Global Youth Leadership:

This award honors an individual (aged 13 to 26) who demonstrates leadership and excellence through his or her work to help preserve and protect our natural world.
Kai Neander — The United States of America
Jessica French — United Kingdom
Arun Krishnamurthy — The Republic of India

Location and Parking:

Located on the campus of The George Washington University at 21st and H Streets, N.W., Lisner Auditorium is just three blocks from the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro station on the blue and orange lines.

Parking is available at the University Garage, located on Eye Street at 22nd.  Please Note: The University Parking Garage does NOT take credit cards — please bring cash to pay for parking.

About the Jane Goodall Institute:

Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior—research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community‚Äźcentered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program, which has groups more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.janegoodall.org.


About Gombe 50:

2010 marks a monumental milestone for the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and its founder, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. Fifty years ago, Goodall, who is today a world-renowned primatologist, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, first set foot on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in what is now Tanzania’s Gombe National Park. The chimpanzee behavioral research she pioneered there has produced a wealth of scientific discovery, and her vision has expanded into a global mission to empower people to make a difference for all living things.



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