Friday, November 8, 2019
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Jared Diamond, PhD., Professor and Chair of Geography, UCLA
Jared Diamond is a Pulitzer‐prize‐winning author of five best‐selling books, translated into 38 languages, about human societies and human evolution. As a professor of geography at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), he is known for his breadth of interests, which involves conducting research and teaching in three other fields: the biology of New Guinea birds, digestive physiology, and conservation biology. His prizes and honors include the U.S. National Medal of Science, the Pulitzer Prize for Non‐fiction, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Science, and election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He is a director of World Wildlife Fund/U.S. and of Conservation International. As a biological explorer, his most widely publicized finding was his rediscovery, at the top of New Guinea’s remote Foja Mountains, of the long‐lost Golden‐fronted Bowerbird, previously known only from four specimens found in a Paris feather shop in 1895.