July 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Presented by Mike Kesner

TED 2015 “What Explains the Rise of Humans?” Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, located in a corner of Africa. But now, few would disagree that humans dominate planet Earth; we’ve spread to every continent, and our actions determine the fate of other animals (and possibly Earth itself). How did we get from there to here? Historian Yuval Noah Harari suggests a surprising reason for the rise of humanity.


TED 2017 “Nationalism vs. Globalism: the New Political Divide” How do we make sense of today’s political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media — even our notion of what humanity is for.







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