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Commonwealth Club: An Evening with Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond, Professor, UCLA; Author, Guns, Germs and Steel, Collapse and The World Until Yesterday In conversation with Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival Jared Diamond is a scientist known for drawing from a variety of fields, from anthropology to evolutionary biology. He has published several popular science books, including Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs …

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Jared Diamond @ London Real: Guns, Germs, & Steel

Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize winner of “Guns, Germs, & Steel”. Jared Diamond is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the International Bestsellers “Guns, Germs, & Steel” , “Collapse” and his new book “The World Until Yesterday” and a professor at UCLA known for drawing from a variety of fields (AKA “polymath”) including anthropology, ecology, geography, …

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Jared Diamond: How societies can grow old better

FILMED MAR 2013 • POSTED NOV 2013 • TED2013 There’s an irony behind the latest efforts to extend human life: It’s no picnic to be an old person in a youth-oriented society. Older people can become isolated, lacking meaningful work and low on funds. In this intriguing talk, Jared Diamond looks at how many different …

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Milken Institute: The Rise and Decline of Nations and Civilizations

Hosted by the Milken Institute, this panel discussion features Jared Diamond (Professor, Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles; Pulitzer Prize winner, “Guns, Germs, and Steel”), Niall Ferguson (Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution), James Robinson (David Florence Professor of Government, Harvard University) and moderator William Bennett (Former …

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Jared Diamond: Why Societies Collapse

TED presents Professor Jared Diamond, who in this famous talk outlines why it is that societies fail. With lessons from the Norse of Iron Age Greenland, deforested Easter Island and present-day Montana, Jared Diamond talks about the signs that collapse is near, and how — if we see it in time — we can prevent …

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