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

Chicago, IL

The Earliest Child: The Significance of “Selam”

10.16.19  6:00 pmDr. Zeray Alemseged

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland, Lucy, and Human Evolution

10.25.19  7:00 pmDr. Donald Johanson

Houston, TX

Grandmothers and Human Evolution

11.06.19  6:30 pmGrandmothers contribute to our big brains, obsession with reputations, and the cultural construction of our daily lives. Evolutionary anthropologist Dr. Kristen Hawkes will share her research that shows that grandmothers are not only vital to child rearing and cooperation, but also to forming interdependent economies.

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