Like all Royce Carlton Speakers, The Leakeys are exclusively represented by Royce Carlton, Inc. for lectures and speaking engagements.
Rarely available for speaking engagements in the United States, famed paleoanthropologists Richard Leakey and Meave Leakey will be accepting a limited number of speaking invitations this April and October
For over 100 years, the legendary Leakey family has helped answer the questions of humanity’s past and future. Making some of the most significant fossil discoveries in history, the Leakeys have dominated the field of paleoanthropology, from unearthing the birthplace of humanity in East Africa to preparing us for what we can expect in the future.
Dr. Meave Leakey has spent the last four decades studying sites around Lake Turkana in Kenya, making discoveries that are between 3 and 8 million years old. She has accelerated her work through the expansion of the Turkana Basin Institute, where hundreds of students come to learn, do research, and dig for fossils.
One of TIME’s 100 Greatest Minds of the 20th Century and the Chair of Kenyan Wildlife Services, Dr. Richard Leakey fights to stop the resurgent slaughter of elephants for their ivory. Vowing to send a message to poachers throughout the world, Dr. Leakey will lead the largest burning of confiscated ivory from Kenya at the end of April.
From human origins and evolution to extinction and the survival of life on Earth, either Richard or Meave Leakey can bring a firsthand look at where our species has been and where it’s going.