Purdue University: Upheaval and Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

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Purdue University: “Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis”


On February 12, 2020, the Purdue History Department will be hosting Jared Diamond to speak on his latest book, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 • 6:30 PM
Fowler Hall • Purdue University

Open to the public

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Jared Diamond is a Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.  Among his many awards are the National Medal of Science, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, Japan’s Cosmo Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Prize Honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by Rockefeller University.  He has published more than six hundred articles and his book, Guns, Germs, and Steel, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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