Lunch Break Science
Lunch Break Science is The Leakey Foundation’s live-streamed web series. This series features interviews and short talks with Leakey Foundation grantees about the latest in human evolution research.
Live This Week
Lunch Break Science #35 | Shanti Pappu
Thursday, October 21, 2021
11 am Pacific
Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Shanti Pappu and learn about the prehistory and archaeology at the stratified site of Attirampakkam in India.
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Upcoming Live Programs
Lunch Break Science #36 | Andrew Bernard
Thursday, November 4, 2021
11 am Pacific
Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Andrew Bernard and learn about the effects of climate change on primates, including orangutans.
Miss an episode of Lunch Break Science? Check out this playlist featuring all of our past episodes!
Lunch Break Science has featured the following Leakey Foundation grantees: Zarin Machanda, Lauren Schroeder, Chalachew Seyoum, Jenny Tung, Rachna Reddy, Hailay Reda, Daniel Lieberman, Anne Stone, Caroline Schuppli, Ainash Childebayeva, Rachel Bynoe, Meg Crofoot, Grace Davis, Catherine Markham, Christopher Gilbert, Jacinta Beehner, Isaiah Nengo, Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Amy Lu, Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Jeremy DeSilva, Dagmawit Getahun, Naomi Cleghorn, Ashley Hammond, Kate McGrath, Nicole Thompson González, Andrea Baden, Stacey Tecot, Deming Yang, Enquye Negash, Christpher Schimitt, Kevin Hatala, Melissa Emery-Thompson, and Brenna Henn and Austin Reynolds.
Science Through Visual Stories | Sara ElShafie Workshop
Join Sara ElShafie, a global change biologist and science storytelling consultant, to learn how to create aesthetically pleasing and informative visuals for science storytelling. “Science Through Visual Stories” is part of our career development program for Leakey Foundation grantees and the wider science community.
This online workshop will help you create better presentations, figures, photographs, footage, and any other visual media you need for your science communication endeavors. This event was recorded live on July 22, 2020.
Unravelling the Genetic Past and Present of Island Southeast Asia | Irene Gallego Romero
Leakey Foundation grantee Irene Gallego Romero discusses the presence of Denisovan DNA in present-day Papuans. She also examines the positioning of Indonesia in the global human genetics landscape.
“Unravelling the Genetic Past and Present of Island Southeast Asia” was recorded live on October 20, 2020.
Leakey Foundation grantee Daniel Lieberman discusses his latest book, Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding.
This lecture is presented by The Leakey Foundation, the Harvard Book Store, the Harvard University Division of Science, and the Cabot Science Library.
This lecture was recorded on January 5, 2021.
The Leakey Foundation’s Young Professionals Group hosts barber shop talk with two evolutionary biologists and hair enthusiasts, Tina Lasisi and Liz Tapanes. Learn more about hair from a practical perspective, from a social perspective, and from the many overlapping disciplines that have shaped how we think about hair.
This event was recorded live on January 12, 2021.
The Leakey Foundation celebrates Darwin’s birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Descent of Man. This event brings together seven world-class scholars and science communicators to explore what Darwin got right and what he got wrong about the origin, history, and biological variation of humans.
This event was recorded live on February 13, 2021.
This Speaker Series on Human Origins lecture was recorded live on June 22, 2021.