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The Second Annual Carnegie Lecture: The Business of Conservation
Paul Tudor Jones II Honorary Degree Ceremony and Lecture
Date: Tuesday 25 November, 2014
Venue: The Bute Hall, Main Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Doors open: 5.30pm. Lecture begins: 6.00pm
The Honorary Degree and Lecture will be followed by a drinks reception for all attendees.
This event is free and open to the public, however you must pre-register.
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Paul Tudor Jones II, will be awarded an honorary degree for his achievements in business and philanthropy, on Tuesday 25 November 2014. In addition to receiving an honorary degree, Mr Jones will deliver the second annual Andrew Carnegie Lecture.
In his lecture titled, The Business of Conservation, Mr Jones will address the role of philanthropy as a strong force in key worldwide issues such as health, poverty alleviation, education and conservation. His continuing contributions to conservation are highly complementary to on-going research in the University’s Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine and the Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health, which won the Queen’s Anniversary prize for Higher and Further Education in 2013.
Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series
In 2013, The Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded a grant on the occasion of its Centennial to the American Alumni of Glasgow University (AAGU) to fund this new series of lectures at the University.
As one of the legacy institutions of the Scottish-born philanthropist, the lecture series is a fitting way to honour the University's connection with Andrew Carnegie and to further his vision to "promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding".
Funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York will support the lecture series at the universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews, bringing some of the world’s most important thinkers to Scotland to engage with local audiences in a vibrant exchange of knowledge and ideas in the arts, sciences, education, and international affairs.
The Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series will take place annually over ten years with the theme of promoting international discourse throughout Scotland and beyond, a theme which is at the very heart of the University's current strategy - 'Glasgow 2020: A global vision'.
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