Richard E. Leakey#

Richard E. Leakey
Membership Number:2713
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:KENYA

Present and Previous Positions
  • Professor of anthropology at Stony Brook University, New York
  • Founder and chair of the Turkana Basin Institute
  • 1989 Head of the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS)
  • 1968 - 1989 Coordinator of the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) field expeditions

Fields of Scholarship
  • Paleoanthropology

Honours and Awards
  • 2007 Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 2007 Chairman of Transparency International Kenya
  • 2013 the Isaac Asimov Science Award from the American Humanist Association
  • 2009 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2014 Honorary Degree from Rutgers University

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