Past Event

Joseph Henrich: The Secret of Our Success

Joseph Henrich, Co-Director of the Human Evolution, Cognition and Culture Center, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University; Author, The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter 
Colleen Wilcox, Member of The Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Moderator

Humans are a puzzling species. On the one hand, we struggle to survive on our own in the wild. On the other hand, humans have produced innovative technologies, sophisticated languages, and complex institutions.

Henrich explores how our cultural and social development produces a collective intelligence that explains both our success and our uniqueness.

February 2, 2016
Format

Location: Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Cost: $15 nonmembers, $10 members, $8 students (with valid ID)
Notes: In association with Wonderfest