The Goodwin-Niering Center hosts various lectures throughout the year, sponsored by various funds and lectureships, and addressing a diverse array of topics.
Following the award presentation, Krupenye will give a lecture on The Social Minds of Humans and Other Apes. This exciting lecture, (including a question & answer forum) is free and open to the public. A reception will be held immediately following the lecture.
Christopher Krupenye is an evolutionary anthropologist and cognitive scientist who studies how animals think and what makes the human mind unique. He is particularly interested in clarifying how humans' closest relatives, the great apes, see and understand the social world -- and in reconstructing the evolutionary history of human social intelligence. Chris graduated from Connecticut College in 2011 with a BA in Biology, a minor in French, and a certificate from the Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment. He completed his PhD in Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University in 2016 and has since worked as a postdoctoral scholar and research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Germany) and the University of St Andrews (Scotland).