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Decline Of Violence: Free Steven Pinker Lecture | Berkeley

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
International House Berkeley | 2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA

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Renowned experimental psychologist Steven Pinker will deliver the Charles M. & Martha Hitchcock Lectures at UC Berkeley campus on February 4 and 5, 2014.

Steven Pinker is one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind, and human nature.

  • February 4, 2014: “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence has Declined”
    Believe it or not, violence has been in decline for long stretches of time, and we may be living in the most peaceful era in our species’ existence. In his first lecture, Steven Pinker presents the data supporting this surprising conclusion, and explains the trends by showing how changing historical circumstances have engaged different components of human nature. 
  • February 5, 2014: “The Elephant in the Room: The Psychology of Innuendo and Euphemism.”

Both lectures are free and open to the public and no tickets are required.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA