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A History of Violence: An Evening with Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker asks audacious questions about the human mind - then boldly sets out to answer them.
Named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in The World, he’s a brilliant speaker, is enormously popular in the media and highly respected in scientific circles. One of the world’s leading cognitive scientists, Pinker translates his groundbreaking research into articles and books that are accessible to the general reader. His books include The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence has Declined, which garnered a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year award, The Blank Slate and How The Mind Works, both bestsellers, and both finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.
Pinker’s appearance is sponsored by The Daniel and Margaret Carper Foundation Lecture Series and Eastern Washington University. A book signing in the lobby of the theater will follow the event.