Arne Næss Symposium 2015: Cultural Evolution and the Welfare of Nations
Is it possible to reconcile wealth and welfare in future societies?
Arne Næss Chair 2015
Professor David Sloan Wilson is the Arne Næss Chair for 2015. Sloan Wilson is a distinguished professor of evolutionary sciences and anthropology at SUNY / Binghamton University, and America's leading evolutionary biologist. For the past two decades he has worked on the role of cooperation and altruism in human evolution, and he is currently engaged in a project involving a cultural-evolutionary study of the ‘Norwegian model’. His latest book, Does Altruism Exist,came out in Norwegian in early October 2015.
17:30 - 18:00 Ecological Fanfare, Lasse Thoresen & Maiken Mathisen Schau
Opening remarks: Ole Petter Ottersen, Rector, the University of Oslo
18:00 -18:20 Keynote lecture, David Sloan Wilson, Cultural Evolution and the Welfare of Nations
18:20 - 18:40 Peter Turchin, 'Deep History' and Today's Governance Dilemmas
18:40 - 18:50 Short break
18:50 - 19.10 Robert Frank, Rethinking Economics in the Light of Evolution
19:25 - 20:00 Lecturers' response, discussion and questions from the audience