JARED DIAMOND

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7:30 pm
Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: On Art & Politics

Jared Diamond is a devoted conservationist, a professor of geography at UCLA, and the celebrated author of Why is Sex Fun?, The Third Chimpanzee, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, and Guns, Germs, and Steel, winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize. In his forthcoming book, The World Until Yesterday, Diamond draws on his own four decades of fieldwork in New Guinea and adjacent Pacific islands, and asks what can be learned from “traditional” societies that will improve the way we live and the world we live in.

Roy Eisenhardt practiced law for twelve years and currently teaches sports law at Bolt. He was President of the Oakland Athletics and served as the Executive Director for the California Academy of Sciences. Some of his numerous interviews include Stephen King, Gene Wilder, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Desmond Tutu.