Upcoming Seminars & Events
Science and Global Security Seminar Series - Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Bill von Hippel will speak on "Evolutionary Psychology and Global Security"
Seminars will be held at 12:30 p.m., normally on Wednesdays during the academic year, at 221 Nassau Street (located at J2 on the campus map) in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. You are welcome to bring your lunch. There is no need to rsvp.
This talk will discuss how evolved human psychology can be a barrier to creating lasting arms control agreements between countries. In particular, this talk will consider how human beings evolved to 1) cooperate with members of their own groups but not with members of other groups, 2) have a sense of fairness that can actually be disruptive to some types of agreements, and 3) be hypocritical in their judgments of self and other.
Bill von Hippel is a professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan and taught at Ohio State University for a dozen years before moving to Australia. Bill is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, and is past-president of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Bill¹s research interests are in evolutionary psychology, and has not worked on global security issues.
Biosecurity Seminar Series
No Biosecurity seminars are scheduled for this semester. Lists of past seminars may be found here.