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Tuesday Women’s Association

February 11 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am

11th:   International Relations Series Lecture

“Triple Threat of Global Warming: Ecological, Environmental, and Humanitarian Crises.” Speaker: Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy. Dr. Lovejoy coined the term “biological diversity” and played a central role in the establishment of Conservation Biology as a science. He helped establish, and since the 1970s has headed, a large-scale experiment to study the effects of deforestation on the diversity of animal and plant species in the Amazon. This work has guided the planning of conservation areas in the region. Lovejoy has advised three U.S. presidents on climate change. From 1987 to 1998 he served as an assistant secretary for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. From 1999 to 2002, he served as chief biodiversity adviser to the president of the World Bank. Currently, Dr. Lovejoy is a Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation and professor at George Mason University. Introduction by Dr. Peter H. Raven, eminent botanist and former director of the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Committee: Deanna Stevenson (TWA) & Jeannie Webdell (AAUW).

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February 11
10:45 am - 11:30 am
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Becker Room
9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117