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.