Reception to follow in Harris Atrium
In 2006, when Alex Dehgan first arrived in Afghanistan, its environment had been decimated by decades of war. Working to build the Wildlife Conservation Society's Afghanistan Program, Dehgan created the country's first national park, completed extensive wildlife surveys, and worked to stop the poaching of endangered animals like the iconic snow leopard.
His talk will reflect on innovative approaches to advancing the environment and security in some of the most politically and ecologically fragile places in the world.
An evolutionary biologist, Dehgan is currently CEO of Conservation X Labs and Professor of Sustainability and the Global Futures at Arizona State University.
Lecture: 4-5 p.m. Reception: 5-6 p.m.
The Bernard K. Rothenberg Fund was established by Miriam Korn Rothenberg '45 in memory of her husband in 1994. The Bernard Rothenberg lectureship brings distinguished individuals whose work has impacted the area of biology and public policy to the Bryn Mawr campus for a day.