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Walking with Gorillas: A Conversation with Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka (Book Launch)

Date & Time

May. 5, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online


Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is a world renowned conservationist and scientist working to save the critically endangered mountain gorillas of East Africa. Founder and CEO of Conservation Through Public Health, Dr. Kalema-Zikusoka became a pioneer in the One Health approach to conservation and public health when she recognized early in her career the interconnected relationship between the health of ecosystems, wildlife, and the communities who share their fragile habitats. In her new book, Walking with Gorillas: The Journey of an African Wildlife Vet, Dr. Kalema-Zikusoka recounts the experiences she’s had over the course of her career that led her to revolutionize conservation with a focus on the integrated health of humans and wildlife.

Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka's book, Walking With Gorillas: The Journey of an African Wildlife Vet, will be available for purchase after the event.

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Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more

Africa Program

The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and US-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial US-Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in US-Africa relations.    Read more

Maternal Health Initiative

Life and health are the most basic human rights, yet disparities between and within countries continue to grow. No single solution or institution can address the variety of health concerns the world faces. By leveraging, building on, and coordinating the Wilson Center’s strong regional and cross-cutting programming, the Maternal Health Initiative (MHI) promotes dialogue and understanding among practitioners, scholars, community leaders, and policymakers.  Read more

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