Harvard Thinks Big
Our planet is on the brink of an ecological catastrophe and you are sitting calmly in Sanders Theatre. Find out why.
Some thoughts concerning an unlikely figure at the center of the modern world.
Contrary to the dogmas of raw-foods enthusiasts, Richard Wrangham argues that cooked cuisine was central to the biological and social evolution of humanity.
What does it take to make art if you are poor and disenfranchised?
Steven Pinker provides probes how violence has changed over time, and why.
How to make machines do your bidding.
Among the differences between the human and chimpanzee genomes are the key changes that make us such a remarkable species. By looking for the genetic footprint of past episodes of natural selection in our genome, we can now start to identify the genes that make us human.
Maria Tatar will discuss the power of "once upon a time" and track a fairy-tale figure as she disappears from the communal hearth and reemerges in new media.
What everyone needs to know in a new era of faith and globalization.
From the Declaration of Independence to the historic election of President Barack Hussein Obama, social protest had a profound influence on American politics and culture. Paying tribute to his late friend and mentor Howard Zinn, Professor McCarthy will discuss the fate and future of protest in our troubled times.