December 11, 2012
- Time 7:00 p.m.
- Location Washington, D.C.
- Price NG Member: $20; General Public: $22
How can humans and chimpanzees use cognition to improve their societies? Two thinkers will share insights into how humans and chimps share information, resolve conflicts, and build social groups. 2007 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, Roger Myerson, researches cooperation among individuals, groups, and institutions. Biological anthropologist Jill Pruetz, Nat Geo Emerging Explorer, advanced primatology by proving chimps in Senegal fashion hunting tools. Boyd Matson moderates.
The event will be followed by a reception in the National Geographic Dining Hall.
In partnership with the Nobel Prize Series.
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Mario Molina shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research on the ozone layer. Behavioral ecologist and biologist Iain Couzin, a Nat Geo Emerging Explorer, studies collective behavior, in various species, including humans. With moderator Boyd Matson, they will discuss how their work may help solve real-life problems.
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