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Steven Pinker

Psychologist, Linguist, Author

Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist and one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind, and human nature. Currently Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, Pinker has also taught at Stanford and MIT. His research has won prizes from the National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and the APA. He has received eight honorary doctorates, multiple teaching awards, and numerous prizes for his books The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, and The Better Angels of Our Nature. He is chair of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel and writes for The New York TimesTIME, and The New Republic. He has been named Humanist of the Year, Prospect magazine’s “The World’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals,” Foreign Policy’s “100 Global Thinkers,” and TIME’s “The 100 Most Influential People in the World Today.”

Past Programs Featuring Steven Pinker

Saturday, May 30, 2015 | 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday, May 29, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday, May 31, 2014 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday, May 29, 2014 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 2, 2011 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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