Who are we? Where do we come from? These are questions that every culture on earth has contemplated. The Leakey Foundation was formed in 1968 with a bold mission... to find answers to these big questions by funding research and sharing discoveries.
Dr. Jane Goodall has received 17 Leakey Foundation grants for her studies of chimpanzees. She is an example of how funding from The Leakey Foundation shapes our understanding of what makes us human.
The Leakey Foundation's Survival Symposium brings together seven world-renowned speakers and researchers for a series of short talks focusing on evolution and the challenges of building a better, safer and more survivable future.
Survival is moderated by Emmy Award-winning journalist Miles O’Brien. Join Ruth DeFries, Daniel Lieberman, Stuart Pimm, Steven Pinker, Pardis Sabeti, Daniel Schrag and Richard Wrangham to explore our past, present, and future.
Clips from the Leakey Foundation Public Forum for Primatology and Scientific Roundtable, held as part of the Leakey Prize events on November 1, 2008 at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA.