Schwartz Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
“The Evolution of God”
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Launer Auditorium • Columbia College Campus
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Robert Wright, Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, is a journalist, scholar and prize-winning author of best-selling books about science, evolutionary psychology, history, religion and game theory, including The Evolution of God, Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, The Moral Animal: Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life and Three Scientists and Their Gods: Looking for Meaning in an Age of Information. The Moral Animal was named by the New York Times Book Review as one of the 12 best books of 1994. Nonzero was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book for 2000. Wright’s first book, Three Scientists and Their Gods , was published in 1988 and nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Wright is a contributing editor at The New Republic, Time, and Slate . In 2005,
Wright co-launched Bloggingheads.tv, a current-events “diavlog“ that has featured political scientist Francis Fukuyama, Israeli journalist Gershom Gorenberg and Andrew Sullivan, among others. Wright also has ventured into video-on-Internet with the MeaningofLife.tv website, interviewing scholars, theologians, scientists and cosmic thinkers about religion and spirituality.
For more information about Robert Wright, go to www.evolutionofgod.net.
The Schiffman Lecture in Religious Studies was created to educate students, faculty, staff and the community about religion’s influence on society in the Unites States and globally. Read more about the Schiffman Lecture series.
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