University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum
Because of the tremendous response to this event, Kentucky Author Forum has arranged for additional general seating in the KentuckyShow! Theater at The Kentucky Center. The interview will be shown in this location on a wide screen, with live audio feed from the Bomhard Theater, courtesy of KET. For tickets to the screening event, click here.
Jared Diamond – Interviewed by Sarah Hrdy
Jared Diamond, author of The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?, is a professor of geography at UCLA. He began his scientific career in physiology and expanded into evolutionary biology and biogeography. He is the author of Collapse and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel. In The World Until Yesterday, he surveys the differences between the “traditional” societies and industrial or post-industrial societies, with an eye to one question: What can we learn from the former that can make the world we live in a better place for all of us?
He will be interviewed by Sarah Hrdy, Professor Emerita in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California-Davis. A former Guggenheim fellow, she has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among other scientific organizations. Her books include Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary Origins of Mutual Understanding, an exploration of psychological implications of shared child-rearing, which is being awarded the 2012 J.I. Staley Prize from the School of Advanced Research.
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