Hall Center For The Humanities


Humanities Lecture Series

Jared Diamond
New Generation Society of Lawrence (NGSL members only)

Thu., Oct. 24, 2002, 7:30pm
Location: Lied Center
Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine, will present a talk, ?Guns, Germs and Steel.? Diamond is the author of the widely acclaimed Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies. The talk will address the subject of his book:

?I?ve set myself the modest task of trying to explain the broad pattern of human history, on all the continents, for the last 13,000 years. Why did history take such different evolutionary courses for peoples of different continents? This problem has fascinated me for a long time, but it?s now ripe for a new synthesis because of recent advances in many fields seemingly remote from history, including molecular biology, plant and animal genetics and biogeography, archaeology, and linguistics.?

The lecture is free and open to the public.
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