Steven Pinker: Rhode Island Medical Society 200th Anniversary Lecture Series

January 15, 2013
Wed, Feb 13, 2013

Steven Pinker, Dept of Psychology, Harvard University
The Better Angels of Our Nature
Location: Salomon Auditorium 101, Brown campus
Lecture 5 pm | Reception 6 pm
Book sale & signing will immediately follow lecture
Rhode Island Medical Society 200th Anniversary Lecture Series
Co-sponsored by the Brown Institute for Brain Science and the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute at RI Hospital

Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist and one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind, and human nature. Currently Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, Pinker has also taught at Stanford and MIT. His research on visual cognition and the psychology of language has won prizes from the National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and the American Psychological Association. He has also received six honorary doctorates, several teaching awards at MIT and Harvard, and numerous prizes for his books The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, and The Blank Slate. He is Chair of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary, and often writes for The New York Times, Time, and The New Republic. He has been named Humanist of the Year, Prospect magazine’s “The World’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals,” Foreign Policy’s “100 Global Thinkers,” and Time magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People in the World Today.”