Presentations

"The Sense of Style: The Thinking Persons' Guide to Writing in the 21st Century" , at Cary Hall - Lexington, MA, Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Steven Pinker, an experimental psychologist at Harvard, cognitive scientist and linguist, has been named as one of the world’s most influential intellectuals, and has written ten books including The Language Instinct and The Better Angels of our Nature. In The Sense of Style, he asks why so much writing is so bad.

The Edge Master Class 2011 Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What may be the most important thing that has ever happened in human history is that violence has gone down, by dramatic degrees, and in many dimensions all over the world and in many spheres of behavior: genocide, war, human sacrifice, torture, slavery, and the treatment of racial minorities, women, children, and animals. Click here to read about and see video of Steven Pinker talking at the Edge Master Class 2011.

Pinker's Farewell, at MIT Communications Forum, Cambridge, MA, Thursday, September 25, 2003

In this personal and reflective event, Pinker looks back at twenty plus years at MIT and shares his deep appreciation for the place where "ideas and content always come first."

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