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Speaker Series Returns October 20

Mark your calendar for the return of The Leakey Foundation’s Speaker Series on Human Origins! Our first virtual lecture will be held on Tuesday, October 20 with Leakey Foundation grantee Irene Gallego Romero of the University of Melbourne.

NOTE: Our September 8th event with Daniel Lieberman has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Details for Speaker Series events will be posted soon. Use the form below to register for event reminders:


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