Dr. Jane Goodall to Discuss "The Intersection between Gender, Health and Conservation" at the U.S. Department of State's Marshall Center

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 26, 2015

Renowned primatologist and conservationist- Dr. Jane Goodall will discuss the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)’s work promoting health, gender equality, and conservation at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, in the Burns Auditorium of the Marshall Center at the Department of State. 

Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, Heather Higginbottom, will give opening remarks and Elizabeth Jordan, Director of the State Department’s Office of Global Health Diplomacy, will moderate a brief Q & A session with Dr. Goodall following her remarks.  

Dr. Goodall’s thirty-minute talk will focus on the human impact on critical primate habitats and JGI’s work with local communities to reduce pressure on the natural resources of these habitats.  JGI has found that when communities, and especially women and girls, are empowered with education and the skills to meet their basic health needs and earn sustainable, environmentally-friendly livelihoods, they are more invested in protecting their habitats.

The Office of Global Health Diplomacy will host the talk and has invited State Department staff, the Diplomatic Corps, civil society and students to attend. 

This event will be open to the press.

Preset for video cameras and still photographers: 1:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.

Final access time for journalists: 1:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport). 

For further information, please contact SGHD@State.gov .  Follow #GoodallatState and @GHDatState, @JaneGoodallInst, @StateDept, @hhigginbottom on Twitter.