The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Monday, October 1, 2012 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM

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With an endless stream of news about wars, terrorism, and crime, it seems that the times are as violent as ever. However, violence has actually been diminishing for millennia and this could be the most peaceful time in our existence. What are the "better angels" that have steered us away from violence? And what are the circumstances that have allowed this to prevail?

Steven Pinker is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor in Harvard University's Department of Psychology.

Speaker: Steven Pinker

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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
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