Nov16 panel explores intersection of public policy, economics, & evolution

What do public policy and economics have to do with evolutionary theory? To find out, please join us for a public panel discussion on Monday, Nov. 16th from 10-11:30am at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in Durham.

When: Monday November 16, 2009, 10-11:30am
Where: NESCent, 2024 W. Main St., Durham, NC 27705, Erwin Mill Bldg, Suite A103
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Nearly 30 scholars, policymakers, and entrepreneurs from both the academic and the business worlds will gather at the NESCent headquarters November 13-16, 2009. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss how evolutionary theory can contribute new insights to regulatory problems such as financial reform, environmental regulation, and the regulation of between-group conflict. Leading experts in the fields of evolutionary biology, economics, law, psychology, and political science will participate in the discussion.

Meeting organizer David Sloan Wilson and colleagues will present the results of the meeting in a public roundtable discussion on Monday Nov. 16th from 10-11:30am, including video commentary from Harvard evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson. Students, faculty, reporters and members of the general public are invited to attend. Questions and comments are welcome.

For more information please contact Robin Smith at or visit /news/DavidSloanWilson.php
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