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The Value of Older People

  • Tuesday, June 06, 2023
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Faculty Center, Morrison Room
  • 13


Sponsored by the UCLA Emeriti Association and the UCLA Retirees Association.

The Emeriti and Retirees Associations are delighted to invite you to our last program of the academic year that will feature one of UCLA’s most lauded faculty members addressing a question of great interest and relevance to our group.

Introduction by Alex Stern, Dean of Humanities

Dr. Diamond began his scientific career in physiology and expanded into evolutionary biology and biogeography.

His prizes and honors include the U.S. National Medal of Science; the Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction for Guns Germs, and Steel; the Tyler Prize for Environmental science; and election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences; the American Academy of arts and Sciences; and the American Philosophical Society. He has also received Japan's Cosmos Prize, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Prize Honoring the Scientist as Poet, presented by Rockefeller University.

Jared Diamond is a Pulitzer-prize-winning author of seven best-selling books, translated into 42 languages, about human societies and human evolution:

The Third Chimpanzee (1991)

Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997)

Why Is Sex Fun? (1997)

Collapse (2005)

Natural Experiments of History (2010)

The World Until Yesterday (2012)

Upheaval (2019)

The UCLA Emeriti Association and the UCLA Retirees Association (UCLARA) are both all-volunteer organizations that represent the interests of UCLA's retired faculty/staff and plan programs for their members. Support their advocacy efforts by joining or renewing your membership. Membership forms will be available at the program.

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