The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the best-selling book, “Guns, Germs, and Steel,” will visit Cal Poly Pomona on Thursday, April 25, to speak about lessons on aging from traditional societies.
Jared Diamond, a world-renowned professor of geography at UCLA, is the next speaker in the Kellogg Distinguished Public Lecture Series. The event will be held at the University Theatre. It will begin with a 6 p.m. reception, followed by the lecture, “Growing Older: Lessons from Traditional Societies,” at 7 p.m. and then a Q&A session and book signing.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sold out. Space may be available on a waiting list. For more information, go to www.kellogglectures.org.
Diamond won the Pulitzer for general nonfiction in 1998 for his groundbreaking work on how differences in climate, geography and food production led some societies to flourish and conquer others that struggled to develop.
His latest work is “The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?” Diamond also has written “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,” “The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal,” and “Why is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality.”
Diamond’s doctorate is in physiology from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. His research interests include biogeography, geography and human society. He teaches classes at UCLA in world regions and past societies.
(Photo: Jared Diamond)