Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and Scientist Jared Diamond To Discuss How Our Past Affects the Present

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and geographer Jared Diamond appears at Stevens Institute of Technology to discuss his research on traditional cultures -- including the effect on human past to present day industrialization and innovation. One of the nation’s most sought-after scientific lecturers, Dr. Diamond is currently a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and Scientist Jared Diamond To Discuss How Does Our Past Affects the Present

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and geographer Jared Diamond appears at Stevens Institute of Technology to discuss his research on traditional cultures -- including the effect on human past to present day industrialization and innovation. One of the nation’s most sought-after scientific lecturers, Dr. Diamond is currently a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Where:     
DeBaun Auditorium, Stevens Institute of Technology
500 Hudson Street
Hoboken, NJ

When:     
January 18, 2013, 5:00pm – 6:30pm

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In his upcoming book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?, Dr. Diamond studies traditional cultures in the Pacific Islands, as well as evidence from Inuit, Amazonian Indians, and the Kalahari San people, in order to better understand the past. He discusses ways to improve our more industrialized and technologically modern society by learning the traditional cultures.

This event is co-sponsored by the Stevens Center for Science Writings at the College of Arts and Letters.

Biography:     

Jared Diamond is one of the world’s most prominent scientists and thinkers. Trained at Harvard and the University of Cambridge, he is currently professor of geography at UCLA. Among his numerous awards are the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Japan’s Cosmos Prize, and the Lewis Thomas Prize honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by the Rockefeller University. A member of both the national Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and author of more than two hundred articles, Diamond’s previous books include Why is Sex Fun?, The Third Chimpanzee, Collapse, and the New York Times bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, which earned Dr. Diamond the Pulitzer Prize in 1998.

Media wishing to attend should contact Danielle Woodruffe danielle.woodruffe@stevens.edu

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