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April 17, 2018

Headshot of M. SanjayanIn partnership with Conservation International, the ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes will be hosting a talk by CI CEO and ASU-CI Distinguished Professor of Practice M. Sanjayan titled, “Can nature save us? Stories from the natural world.”

The talk will take place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at ASU Tempe campus, Memorial Union, Mohave 236.

Sanjayan will be discussing the importance of nature to human wellbeing and the role we all play in conserving it.

Sanjayan is a global conservation scientist specializing in how nature preserves and enhances human life. He joined CI in 2014 as an executive vice president and senior scientist and has led several key divisions including Oceans, Science, Development, Brand and Communications and Strategic Priorities. He has also overseen CI’s use of virtual reality filmmaking, which includes Valen’s Reef and Under the Canopy, and has led CI’s critically acclaimed brand campaign, “Nature Is Speaking.”

Sanjayan holds a doctorate from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his peer-reviewed scientific work has been published in journals including Science, Nature and Conservation Biology. He is a visiting researcher at UCLA and a distinguished professor of practice at Arizona State University.

Raised in Southeast Asia and Africa, Sanjayan’s unique background and expertise has attracted widespread media coverage. His appearances include “The Today Show,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “CBS This Morning” and “CBS Evening News,” and he has hosted and cohosted a range of documentaries for PBS, BBC, Discovery and Showtime. Most recently, he hosted of the University of California and Vox Media’s Climate Lab series.

Sanjayan is a Disneynature Ambassador, a Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a member of National Geographic Society’s Explorers Council. He posts frequently from his expeditions at @msanjayan.

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