GeoTech Keynote Speaker – Bryan Christy
Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. | Monsignor Milam J. Joseph Auditorium
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Bryan Christy is chief correspondent and founder of the Special Investigations Unit at the National Geographic Society, a National Geographic Society Fellow, and, in 2014, was named the National Geographic Society’s Explorer of the Year. For its 125th year anniversary, National Geographic listed his writing as one of ten ways National Geographic has changed the world.
Christy’s 2012 National Geographic cover story “Blood Ivory” revolutionized global ivory trade policy discussions and was made into the award-winning National Geographic-PBS documentary feature film Battle for the Elephants.
He is a frequent public speaker for universities, corporations, law enforcement, and non-profit organizations on wildlife crime and the power of storytelling. His media appearances include CNN’s Amanpour, BBC, Al Jazeera America, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Nightline, PBS NewsHour, Special Report with Bret Baier, The Diane Rehm Show, and Kilmeade & Friends.
His education includes Pennsylvania State University, Cornell University Graduate School (FALCON Program), the University of Michigan Law School, and Tokyo University Law School (where he was a Fulbright Scholar). He is an Explorers’ Club Fellow.