Past Events

  • 2017 Mar 23

    Fireside chat with Suzanne Smith


    Dudley House, Harvard University

    Fireside chat with Suzanne Smith, "Writer's Night,"Center for Writing and Communicating Ideas, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • 2016 Sep 22



    Yawkey Theater, Allston

    Join SMASH16, NOVA and the LEAKEY FOUNDATION for tonight’s public forum: Survival, featuring Ruth DeFries, Daniel Lieberman, Stuart Pimm, Steven Pinker, Pardis Sabeti, Dan Schrag, and Richard Wrangham. Please contact us if you are interested in attending. 

  • 2016 Sep 22

    Science Media Awards & Summit in the Hub 2016: Marco Werman talks with Richard Wrangham and Steven Pinker


    More than at any point in history, media today has the power to break down cultural barriers and forge a sense of interconnectedness across the planet. At the same time, media can be used as a tool to incite violence, evidenced by the terrifying new dimensions of terrorism and crime. But, what does the future hold? Can society shed the mantle of our ancestors to forge a more peaceful future or is violence hard-wired into our DNA? Marco Werman interviews two of our generation’s most incisive thinkers on this subject.

  • 2016 Sep 21

    Ian McEwan with Steven Pinker at First Parish Church


    First Parish Church 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

    Harvard Book Store welcomes bestselling author of Atonement and The Children Act IAN MCEWAN and STEVEN PINKER, the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, for a discussion of McEwan's latest novel, Nutshell.

    Update: This event does not include a book signing

    All copies of Nutshell will be personally pre-signed by the author.