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  1. The Evolution of Childhood: The Role of Development in Explaining Human Uniqueness

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    Melvin Konner, Professor of Anthropology and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Emory University, presents a sweeping overview of how relationships, emotion, and mind emerged from…

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    • Heads Up! How and Why the Amazing Human Head Evolved to Be the Way It Is

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      Daniel Lieberman, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard, explores how heads work, evolved, and why the human head is special. His answers have widespread ramifications for how we think…

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      • Persuasion in a Climate of Uncertainty

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        Panel discussion with: Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School; James J. McCarthy, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography…

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        • Defining an Environmental Vocabulary

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          Jane Wolff (AB '85, GSD, ’92), director of the landscape architecture program at the University of Toronto, discusses her work in places like San Francisco Bay, the California Delta, and…

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          • Consilience

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            Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino Research Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology at Harvard, presents the annual John M. Prather Lecture in Biology. The boundary between science on one…

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            • Assembling the Tree of Life

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              A short video highlighting the work of Harvard researchers from the Evolution exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

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              • The Superorganism

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                Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino Research Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology at Harvard, presents the annual John M. Prather Lecture in Biology. The study of insect societies is today…

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                • Biodiversity and the Future of Biology

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                  Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino Research Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology at Harvard, presents the annual John M. Prather Lecture in Biology. Global biodiversity is richer than…

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                  • The Evolutionary and Genetic Basis of Human Reproduction

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                    Dr. David Page, Director of the Whitehead Institute and Professor of Biology at MIT, discusses how his laboratory is seeking to unravel the genetic mechanisms responsible for a range of sexual disorders,…

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                    • The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin's Dilemma

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                      Dr. Marc Kirschner, Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School, discusses his evolutionary theory of how rare and random mutation in organisms can lead to exquisite changes of form and…

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                      • Tour the Great Mammal Hall at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

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                        This historic gallery, constructed in 1872, reflects the grand vision of the founder of Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology, Swiss zoologist and Harvard Professor Louis Agassiz. In celebration…

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                        • Natural History Museums and Society

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                          Lecture by Cristián Samper Dr. Cristián Samper, Director of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution, examines the past, present and future of natural history…

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