Joseph Henrich keynote speaker
- The Secrets of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species & Making Us Smarter
- The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar & Particularly Prosperous
One of the world’s foremost authorities on human evolutionary biology and behavior, anthropologist Joseph Henrich is a noted author, researcher, professor and Chair of Harvard University’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology. His research deploys evolutionary theory to understand how human psychology gives rise to cultural evolution and how this, in turn, has shaped our species’ genetic evolution. His most recent book focuses on how people from WEIRD societies (Western Educated Industrial Rich Democratic) differ psychologically from the rest of the world, and how much of our understanding of human behavior is WEIRDly biased. With a travel log on par with Indiana Jones, Dr. Henrich has conducted long-term anthropological fieldwork in Peru, Chile and the South Pacific and spearheaded several large comparative projects. As a speaker, he brings together examples from around the world, providing fascinating and thought-provoking information on human psychology and behavior that can be applied to economics, marketing, DEI, teaching, public health and understanding cultural differences from a global perspective.
President (Dean) and Nestlé Chaired Professor of International Institute for...
Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business...
2018 Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology or Medicine
Former Corporate Director of Intellectual Capital of Skandia