Biologist and author Paul Ehrlich to speak Oct. 23

October 9, 2000

ANN ARBOR—Biologist Paul Ehrlich will speak on the University of Michigan campus Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St., on “Human Natures: Genes, Ethics and Our Futures.”

[Map of Central Campus, Rackham Building upper left center]

The lecture, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment, the U-M Resource Ecology Management Program, the U-M Evolution and Human Adaptation Program, the U-M Museum of Zoology, the U-M Department of Biology, and the U-M Ecosystem Management Initiative.

Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist and expert in the fields of evolution, ecology, and population biology, is the author of the best-selling book “The Population Bomb.” His latest book is “Human Natures: Genes, Cultures, and the Human Prospect.” In the book, published this month by Island Press, he addresses such issues as whether genes are destiny, why an understanding of cultural as well as genetic evolution is crucial, and why human nature is an ever-changing phenomenon.

Ehrlich is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and recipient of the Crafoord Prize, the Blue Planet Prize, and many other international honors.

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