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Michael Tomasello (Max Planck Institute) “In Search of Human Uniqueness”

20 October 2014, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Professor Tomasello will explore what distinguishes humans from other great apes in terms of their cognitive and social capacities. Michael Tomasello is Co-Director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.

Discussants: Professor Rita Astuti, Dr Alex Gillespie
Chair: Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch

Rita Astuti is Professor of Anthropology at LSE. She is an expert of the anthropology of Madagascar and her research, which focuses on kinship, gender and ethnic identity, aims to integrate the study of culture and cognition.

Alex Gillespie is a Lecturer in the Department of Social Psychology at LSE and Co-editor of the Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Sandra Jovchelovitch is a Professor in the Department of Social Psychology at LSE and Director of its Social and Cultural Psychology programme.

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20 October 2014
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building, London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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