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President's Lecture Series with Steven Pinker

Event Details

President Farnam Jahanian
invites you to the next distinguished lecture in the President’s Lecture Series 

Human Rationality and Academic Freedom

by Dr. Steven Pinker
Harvard University Professor | Experimental Psychologist

Wednesday, April 17, 5 p.m.
McConomy Auditorium | First Floor, Cohon University Center

Following the lecture, President Jahanian will join Dr. Pinker for a fireside chat. Help shape the conversation by pre-submitting question to Slido (using code #PLS2024).

Please register by Tuesday, April 16. On-site registration is available as space permits. Questions? Please contact PresidentsLecture@andrew.cmu.edu

About the Presenter

Steven Pinker
Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University

Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist who conducts research in visual cognition, psycholinguistics, and social relations. He grew up in Montreal and earned his BA from McGill and his PhD from Harvard. Currently Johnstone Professor of Psychology at Harvard, he has also taught at Stanford and MIT. He has won numerous prizes for his research, his teaching, and his books, including The Language InstinctHow the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, The Better Angels of Our Nature, The Sense of Style, and Enlightenment Now.

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About the President’s Lecture Series

President Farnam Jahanian established the President’s Lecture Series, a part of the University Lecture Series, to engage government, industry, nonprofit and academic leaders to share their perspectives and experiences with the Carnegie Mellon University community. 

Carnegie Mellon University programs and events are open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status or genetic information.

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