Why do we do the things we do?
MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Robert Sapolsky —
the neuroscientist whom Oliver Sacks called “one of the best science writers of our time,” takes us on a wild and dazzling tour through the science human behavior — neurobiology, the sensory world, endocrinology, genetics, culture, memory, evolution and ecology — to explore the deepest and thorniest questions about why we behave the way we do, relating to tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, war and peace. Join him for a dose of wisdom, humor and some truly amazing insights.
Robert Sapolsky will sign copies of his new book, Behave, following the event.
Robert M. Sapolsky is the author of several works of nonfiction, including A Primate's Memoir, The Trouble with Testosterone and Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers. He is a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant. He lives in San Francisco.
Robert Krulwich is co-host of Radiolab, WNYC's Peabody Award-winning program about ‘big ideas’ now one of public radio’s most popular shows. It is carried on more than 500 radio stations and its podcasts are downloaded over 5 million times each month. He is also the author of the “Curiously Krulwich” blog, featured on National Geographic, where he illustrates hard-to-fathom concepts in science using drawings, cartoons, videos and more.
For 22 years, Krulwich was a science, economics, general assignment and foreign correspondent at ABC and CBS News. Krulwich has been called “the most inventive network reporter in television” by TV Guide. His specialty is explaining complex subjects, science, technology, economics, in a style that is clear, compelling and entertaining. On television he has explored the structure of DNA using a banana; on radio he created an Italian opera, Ratto Interesso to explain how the Federal Reserve regulates interest rates; he also pioneered the use of new animation on ABC’s Nightline and World News Tonight.
He has won Emmy awards for a cultural history of Barbie, the world famous doll, for a Frontline investigation of computers and privacy, a George Polk and an Emmy for a look at the Savings & Loan bailout, and the 2010 Essay Prize from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Krulwich also won the AAAS Science Journalism Award for a 2001 a NOVA Special, Cracking the Code of Life, The Extraordinary Communicator Award from the National Cancer Institute and an Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Award.
Krulwich earned a BA in history from Oberlin College, a law degree from Columbia University in 1974.
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Robert Sapolsky in Conversation with Robert Krulwich: The Biology Behind Human Behavior
Date: Thu, May 4, 2017, 8 pm
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