Speaker Series

Speaker Series

The Leakey Foundation Annual Speaker Series on Human Origins is a lecture series from top scientists in the field of human origins. This program has been the cornerstone of our education and outreach efforts for nearly 50 years. If you are in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, or Houston, check our calendar for the next lecture near you!

Upcoming Events

Houston, TX

The Evolution and Meanings of Human Skin Color

09.27.18  6:30 pmIn this lecture, Nina Jablonski will discuss the evolution of human skin color and how color-based race concepts have influenced societies and social well-being.

Houston, TX

Family Class: Skin We Are In

09.29.18  9:00 amJoin anthropologist Nina Jablonski for an exploration of the science behind skin color. Jablonski will discuss the history of skin and its meaning. She will also read from her new book Skin We Are In.

Chicago, IL

What Makes Us Human? Lessons from the Study of Wild Chimpanzees

11.08.18  6:00 pmIn this talk, Dr. John Mitani will review findings that reveal some interesting parallels between humans and chimpanzees with respect to friendships, longevity, and cooperation.

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