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Our Tribal Nature: Tribalism, Politics, and Evolution

September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A Leakey Foundation Survival Symposium

Once essential for human survival, our innate desire to belong now threatens to destroy us. At a moment when our world feels dangerously fragmented and unstable, “Our Tribal Nature: Tribalism, Politics, and Evolution” brings together Sebastian Junger, Francis Fukuyama, Richard Wrangham, and other scholars from top universities to confront the role our tribal instincts play in building communities – and tearing them apart through partisanship, racism, and xenophobia.

Brought to you by The Leakey Foundation, this landmark symposium will draw on science, politics, psychology and more to examine the evolutionary origins and function of tribalism, its influence on history, and the role it plays in our increasingly divided world. It’s more urgent than ever for us to understand the power of our tribal nature, and how we can harness its best qualities to resist its worst.



September 19, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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