The Evolution of Cooperation
480 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
This event is free and open to the public.
Why do humans cooperate? In the realm of evolutionary biology and survival of the fittest, it’s a risky business, yet humans do it on a scope and scale unmatched by any group in the animal world. For more than a decade, Coren Apicella has been studying this trait in the Hadza people of Tanzania, one of the last remaining nomadic hunter-gatherer populations in the world. She’ll discuss what she’s so far learned from working with the Hadza, including recent findings that revealed that cooperation isn’t necessarily innate.
If you have any questions about the event, please e-mail Julian Shendelman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2005, expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania have shed a light on their research at the Penn Lightbulb Cafe. Lectures are free and open to the public. Each talk begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by an audience Q&A session. This lecture series is presented by the School of Arts & Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications.