Interdisciplinary Talk: Mark Moffett

Event time: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 5:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium See map
53 Wall St
Event description: 
2017 Shulman Lectures: Other Minds
The Whitney Humanities Center is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Shulman Lectures in Science and the Humanities, “Other Minds.”
All lectures will be at 5 pm in the Auditorium of the WHC and are free and open to the public.
Biologist and explorer Mark Moffett, called “the Indiana Jones of entomology” by National Geographic, is a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution and a visiting scholar at the Department of Human Evolution at Harvard. He has received the Explorers Club’s Lowell Thomas Award, the Distinguished Explorer Award from the Roy Chapman Andrews Society, Yale University’s Poynter Fellowship for Journalism, Harvard’s Bowdoin Prize for writing, and five of his images appear in the special
National Geographic publication 100 Best Wildlife Pictures. His many adventures include climbing the world’s tallest tree, descending into sinkholes a quarter mile deep to find new frog species, and placing a scorpion on Conan O’Brien’s face. He is the author  of Adventures among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions and The High Frontier: Exploring the Tropical Rainforest Canopy.