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The William Thorsell Forum.

COLLAPSE: HOW SOCIETIES CHOOSE TO FAIL OR SUCCEED

with Jared Diamond

Tuesday, November 1, 7 to 8:30 pm

$29 / ROM Members $26

The ruined cities, temples, and statues of many of history's great, vanished societies (Easter Island, Anasazi, the Lowland Maya, Angkor Wat, Great Zimbabwe, and many more) are the birthplaces of endless romantic mysteries, but they have something more valuable to offer: while these social collapses were due in part to the same types of environmental problems that beset us today, many societies facing similar problems do not collapse. What makes certain societies especially vulnerable? And what can we learn to help us avoid the same fate?

Speaker: Jared Diamond, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs and Steel (1997) as well as Collapse (2005), is the epitome of the celebrity scientist. Diamond's popular lectures provide a deep, nuanced view of the development of human civilization. He has received some of the world's most prestigious awards, including a MacArthur Genius Grant and the National Medal of Science, America's highest civilian award in science.

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The lecture will be followed by questions from the audience and book signing of Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel.

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Date:Sep 22, 2011
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