Dan Lieberman and Evan Hadingham discuss the thrilling stories behind some of the most important human origins discoveries ever made.
San Francisco, CA
November 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00 – $38.28
$10 Presale General Admission | $15 At Door | $38.28 Special Offer: Presale General Admission + Book
Ages 21+, ID required for entry
It is taken for granted that power corrupts. This is reinforced culturally by everything from Machiavelli to contemporary politics. But how do we get power? And how does it change our behavior? Join The Leakey Foundation, The Bay Area Science Festival and U.C. Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner for an evening exploring the evolution of power and learn the surprising origin of enduring power.
Mix, Mingle and Learn
6:00-7:00pm Mix and mingle with your fellow humans!
Enjoy the authentic Cambodian street food of Nyum Bai and a fully-stocked bar of beer, wine and delicious cocktails.
Local independent bookstore The Booksmith will be selling copies of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence, Dr. Keltner’s new book. Dr. Keltner will be signing copies of his book before and after his talk.
The Power Paradox
7:00-7:25pm So often, in spite of our best intentions, we lose our hard-won power. In this talk Dacher Keltner discusses why some people retain power while others fall from it, why power can be a demonstrably good thing, the terrible consequences of letting those around us languish in powerlessness and above all, that power is given to us by other people.
7:35-8:00pm Dacher Keltner will answer all of your questions about evolution, power and politics.
This event has limited seating, which is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is plenty of standing room for everyone.
This event is in partnership with The Bay Area Science Festival.
Sponsors: Ann and Gordon Getty, Camilla and George Smith, Meeting Pulse and The Booksmith
FOOD & DRINK
Public Work’s Bar
Public Work’s bar is stocked with wine, beer and craft cocktails.
Public Works accepts cash only.
Nyum Bai’s mission is to introduce the Bay Area to a nostalgic take on Cambodian food. Sample menu below:
Banh Soung $10*
vermicelli noodles, coconut-lime dressing, seasonal veggies, choice of lemongrass chicken, coconut marinated pork, or seasonal veggies
Khmer Chicken Curry with toasted baguette $10*
stew chicken in curry, lemongrass, coconut milk, potatoes, and carrots
Nyum Bai accepts cash and credit cards.
*This is a sample menu. Items are subject to change.
MORE ABOUT OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
The Bay Area Science Festival
The Bay Area Science Festival’s mission is to celebrate the Bay Area’s scientific wonders, resources, and opportunities by exploring the role of science, engineering, and technology locally & in the world. Whether you are a science devotee or see yourself with little connection to the field, they promise that you’ll find something that speaks to your passions! Connect with the science and scientists of the Bay Area and get excited, learn something new, question, discover and wonder!
MeetingPulse is a product by inMoment Software, designed to facilitate the exchange of information between the presenter and the audience in real-time. Their technology leverages the fact that everyone has a connected smartphone. No installation is necessary for participants, onboarding takes seconds and the interaction happens in real-time. Voting, feedback, questions, dialogues, polls, quizes, games: any mechanics you can imagine.
The Booksmith is San Francisco’s leading independent bookstore located in the historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. The Booksmith is dedicated to fostering a community for critical thinking, free thought, creativity and literary excellence. They do this by offering a breadth and depth of new and backlist titles. Their specialties include Counter Culture, Art & Music, Literary Fiction and Narrative Non Fiction, Cookbooks, Travel and Kids books. They host over 200 events per year including our nationally touring monthly Shipwreck erotic fanfiction event, monthly Book Swap, community forums and author signings.
Purchase your copy of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence along with your ticket here, or purchase it at the event. 10% of all book sales of The Power Paradox will be donated to The Leakey Foundation.
Check out these resources to learn more about Dacher Keltner’s work:
How Power Makes People Selfish
Dr. Dacher Keltner is professor of psychology at UC Berkeley and director of the Berkeley Social Interaction Lab and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center. Dr. Keltner’s research focuses on the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, beauty, emotional expression and power, social class, and inequality. Dacher is the co-author of two textbooks, as well as the best-selling Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, The Compassionate Instinct, and The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence from Penguin Press in 2016. Dr. Keltner has published over 190 scientific articles, he has written for the New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times and Utne Reader, and has received numerous national prizes and grants for his research. He served as a consultant for Pixar’s Inside Out. WIRED magazine recently rated Dr. Keltner’s podcasts from his course “Emotion” as one of the five best educational downloads, and the Utne Reader selected Dr. Keltner for one of its 50 visionaries of 2008.