Our next Journal Club meeting will be at 11:30 am EDT this Tuesday (September 15).
At this meeting Denis will present a paper "Acculturation drives the evolution of intergroup conflict" by Gil Henriques et al, published in PNAS in July 2019 (link).
Here is a background paper by Kissel and Kim (2018) on the role of warfare in human evolution: link
We will have another meeting next Tuesday Sept. 22 at 11:30 at the same Zoom room. Stephen Collins-Elliott will lead the discussion of a paper TBA.
After that the format of our meetings will change. We will have a series of exciting webinars led by the designers of CES online teaching modules freely available at the DySoC web page. The series will start with a presentation by the first President of the Cultural Evolution Society Peter J. Richerson. We will also some additional presentations including one by Peter Turchin.
Here is the current schedule:
Sept. 29: Peter J. Richerson (UC Davis)
Oct. 6: Paul Smaldino (UC Merced)
Oct. 13: Andy Whiten (University of St Andrews, UK)
Oct. 20: Joe Stubbersfield (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
Oct. 27: Adrian Bell (Utah)
Nov. 3: Bernie Koch (UCLA)
Nov.10: Peter Turchin (Connecticut)
Nov.17 - TBA
Nob.24 - TBA
All these meetings will be start at 11:45 am EDT. The titles and the links are to be announced later.
Also of interest:
Baker Center Energy and Environment Forum, which will take place on Thursday, September 17 at 1:00 pm. The Zoom meeting link is:
Andrew Hoffman (University of Michigan), will give a 45 minute presentation and then lead a discussion with participants. His talk is titled:
How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate
Abstract: Though the scientific community largely agrees that climate change is underway, debates about this issue remain fiercely polarized. These conversations have become a rhetorical contest, one where opposing sides try to achieve victory through playing on fear, distrust, and intolerance. At its heart, this split no longer concerns carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases, or climate modeling; rather, it is the product of contrasting, deeply entrenched worldviews. This presentation will discuss what causes people to reject or accept the scientific consensus on climate change. Through a synthesis of evidence from sociology, psychology, and political science, we can examine the opposing cultural lenses through which science is interpreted and extracts lessons for overcoming resistance and open dialogue.