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Evolution Matters Lecture Series, features Harvard professors and noted scientists who explore human development. Supported by a gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit.

Heads Up! How and Why the Amazing Human Head Evolved to Be the Way It Is
Lecture by Daniel Lieberman
Daniel Lieberman, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard, explores how heads work, evolved, and why the human head is special. His ideas have widespread ramifications for how we think about human evolution and the evolution of complex structures in other organisms.


The Evolution of Childhood: The Role of Development in Explaining Human Uniqueness
Lecture by Melvin Konner
Melvin Konner, Professor of Anthropology and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Emory University, presents a sweeping overview of how relationships, emotion, and mind emerged from the uniquely human nature of children and how we care for them.