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Our Tribal Nature: Tribalism, Politics, and Evolution

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The Morgan Library & Museum

225 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10016

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Our Tribal Nature: Tribalism, Politics, and Evolution

A Leakey Foundation Survival Symposium

Once essential for human survival, our innate desire to belong now threatens to destroy us. At a moment when our world feels dangerously fragmented and unstable, “Our Tribal Nature: Tribalism, Politics, and Evolution” brings together Sebastian Junger, Francis Fukuyama, Richard Wrangham, and other elite scholars from top universities to confront the role our tribal instincts play in building communities--and tearing them apart through partisanship, racism, and xenophobia.

Brought to you by The Leakey Foundation, this landmark symposium will draw on science, politics, psychology and more to examine the evolutionary origins and function of tribalism, its influence on history, and the role it plays in our increasingly divided world. It’s more urgent than ever for us to understand the power of our tribal nature, and how we can harness its best qualities to resist its worst.

This event includes a complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre reception from 5 to 6 PM and a symposium from 6 to 9:30 PM on Thursday, September 19.

This public symposium features:

  • Moderator - Sebastian Junger, Award-winning journalist, filmmaker, and author of Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
  • Mahzarin Banaji, Chair and Professor of Social Ethics, Harvard University
  • Alison Brooks, Professor of Anthropology, George Washington University
  • Molly Crockett, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale University
  • Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
  • Joshua Greene, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
  • Polly Wiessner, Professor of Anthropology, University of Utah
  • Richard Wrangham, Professor of Biological Anthropology, Harvard University

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The Morgan Library & Museum does not have a parking garage, but public parking is available nearby. Click here for parking options. (Link to OTN parking options)

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“Our Tribal Nature: Tribalism, Politics, and Evolution” will be filmed. Following the event, videos of the program will be available on The Leakey Foundation’s YouTube channel. By purchasing this ticket, you consent to our use of your image, likeness, actions, and statements in connection with any live or recorded audio or photograph or other transmission or publication of the event.

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