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Kennedy Lecture Series

Ohio University’s Kennedy Lecture Series was established in 1962 by a gift from OHIO alumni and stalwart supporters Edwin L. and Ruth Kennedy. The Kennedy Lecture Series aims to bring speakers who appeal to a broad cross-section of the OHIO community to the Athens Campus to discuss significant issues in American life.

2021-2022 Speakers

Kennedy Lecture Series presents

Dr. Alex Dehgan, CEO & Co-Founder of Conservation X Labs

Lecture Title: The Snow Leopard Project

March 1st, 2022, Baker University Center Ballroom

Doors open at 6:30pm, Lecture begins at 7:30pm

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The remarkable story of the heroic effort to save and preserve Afghanistan's wildlife-and a culture that derives immense pride and a sense of national identity from its natural landscape.

During his talk, Alex Dehgan will take the audience along on his adventure of how his team helped create the country's first national park, completed the some of the first extensive wildlife surveys in thirty years, and worked to stop the poaching of the country's iconic endangered animals, including the elusive snow leopard. In doing so, they helped restore a part of Afghan identity that is ineffably tied to the land itself.

Event will be livestreamed at www.ohio.edu/kennedylecture