Great Debate Transcending Our Origins: Violence, Humanity, and the Future
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Great Debate: Transcending Our Origins - Violence, Humanity, and the Future

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Date: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
Participants: 
Steven Pinker, Richard Wrangham, Erica Chenoweth, Adrian Raine, John Mueller, Sarah Mathew, Richard Dawkins, Craig Venter, Kim Stanley Robinson, Esther Dyson, Eric Horvitz, George Poste, Randolph Nesse and Lawrence Krauss

Celebrate five years of intellectual stimulation and excitement with the Origins Project at Great Debate Transcending Our Origins: Violence, Humanity, and the Future.

The first panel of the evening, The Origins of Violence, will feature scholars and writers Steven Pinker, Richard Wrangham, Erica Chenoweth, Adrian Raine, John Mueller and Sarah Mathew discussing the development of violence from the brain to world wars.

The second panel, The Future: From Medicine and Synthetic Biology to Machine Intelligence, will feature scientists and notable experts Richard Dawkins, Craig VenterKim Stanley RobinsonEsther Dyson, Eric Horvitz, George Poste and Randolph Nesse discussing the future of new biomedical and robotic technologies and their impact on humanity. The evening will be moderated by Lawrence Krauss.

Prices are $10 and $35 VIP seating, plus applicable fees.

Tickets will be available March 3, 2014 from ASU Gammage Box Office 480-965-3434. The 1st 1500 tickets are free to the ASU community with ASU ID, quantities limited, restrictions apply. Free tickets for the ASU community are available only at ASU Gammage Box office. Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.  If you are not local to the Phoenix Metro area, you can watch the live webcast of the event at http://www.ustream.tv/asutv.

We will have limited edition 5th anniversary merchandise for sale at Gammage during this event.  Available for purchase will be ladies and mens t-shirts and mugs. There will be a booksigning after the event and panelists' books will be available for purchase.

For other events in the Origins Project Anniversary event series, Inspiring Wonder: Celebrating 5 Years of the Origins Project, please see our Events page.

Get the most recent updates from the Origins Project by following us on Facebook/ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact origins.project@asu.edu with questions.  

 *All events and panelists are subject to change without notice.