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October 2019


The Earliest Child: The Significance of “Selam”

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium in the Harold Washington Center of the Chicago Public Library, 400 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

Dr. Zeray Alemseged

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Cleveland, Lucy, and Human Evolution

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States

November 2019


Grandmothers and Human Evolution

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States

Grandmothers 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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January 2020

2020 Fellows Tour: Origins – Ethiopia

January 2, 2020 - January 19, 2020

Join The Leakey Foundation to learn about our human origins on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Ethiopia. Stand on the site where Lucy was discovered. Experience a land of awe-inspiring physical beauty, extraordinary scientific research, ancient culture, unique traditions, and incredible food and coffee.

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