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Survival of the Friendliest

A Young Professionals Group event

Dr. Brian Hare, Duke University

August 23 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm


What if the secret to “survival of the fittest” isn’t strength, smarts, or power but rather the ability to connect and cooperate?

Join evolutionary anthropologist and bestselling author Dr. Brian Hare and discover how cooperation and sociability have shaped the success of species like dogs, bonobos, and especially us humans.

With compelling examples from recent research, Dr. Hare will explore the links between friendliness, survival, and evolution. The online talk will be followed by an interactive Q&A and a chance to hang out and discuss big ideas with other curious minds in lively breakout room group chats.

This free event is hosted by The Leakey Foundation’s Young Professionals Group, a growing community of science supporters and evolution enthusiasts.

This event is now passed. Click this link to watch the recording.

Dr. Jason Lewis is a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook University and Assistant Director of the Turkana Basin Institute. He is a Leakey Foundation grantee whose research focuses on the fossil record of East Africa, especially the Turkana Basin in Kenya. He combines fossil evidence and chemical clues to paint a picture of the world our ancient relatives inhabited. He also knows a lot about zombies.

The Young Professionals Group (YPG)

The YPG’s mission is to inspire conversations and understanding about evolutionary science and how it applies to our day-to-day lives. Everyone is welcome to join!

Bring your curiosity, invite a friend, and join with others to learn from leading scientists and engage with community members who share your interest in human evolution.