Panel Discussion with Frans de Waal - "Being Human: Ethics, Religion, and our Ancestry"
This panel discussion will include both prepared questions and moderated questions from the audience.
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About Frans de Waal
Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal is a Dutch/American ethologist and biologist known for his work on the behaviour and social intelligence of primates. His first book, Chimpanzee Politics (1982) compared the schmoozing and scheming of chimpanzees involved in power struggles with that of human politicians. Ever since, de Waal has drawn parallels between primate and human behaviour, from peacemaking and morality to culture. His scientific work has been published in technical articles in journals such as Science, Nature, Scientific American, and outlets specialized in animal behaviour. His popular books – translated into over twenty languages – have made him one of the world’s most visible primatologists. His latest books are The Bonobo and the Atheist (Norton, 2013) and Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? (Norton, 2016).
De Waal is C. H. Candler Professor in the Psychology Department of Emory University and Director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also Distinguished Professor at Utrecht University. He has been elected to the (US) National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences. In 2007, he was selected by Time as one of The Worlds’ 100 Most Influential People Today, and in 2011 by Discover as among 47 (all time) Great Minds of Science.
6:30 PM - 7:40 PM SGT
- Performance Hall, Yale-NUS College, 18 College Avenue West 138528
Yale-NUS (Student, Staff, & Faculty) FULL NUS (Student, Staff, & Faculty) FULL Public FULL
- Venue Address
- 18 College Ave West, Singapore 138527 Singapore
The Performance Hall is located at the main entrance to the College just next to the oculus and collecting pool. If you plan to drive, please park at the Stephen Riady Centre, walk out to College Avenue West, and continue up the street a short distance.
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