Frans de Waal was born in 1948 in the Netherlands and has been conducting research in the United States since the beginning of the 1980s. In many nonfiction books such as Our Inner Ape or Primates and Philosophers, de Waal has repeatedly drawn attention to cooperative behaviors among the closest relatives of humans. Besides the struggle for food and armed conflict over territory, bonding and cooperative living together in groups are innate to many animals, including humans. His most recent book, The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society, was published in 2009.
Time and Place:
- Frans de Waal: Empathy and Emotional Communication: Primate Origins
- Monday, April 11, 2011, 6:15 p.m.
- Lecture Hall 2, Freie Universität Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin
subway station: Dahlem-Dorf or Thielplatz (U3)
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