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  • From the Genome to the General Assembly: Cooperation and Conflict Across Domains
  • Day 2
  • November 3, 2022
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  • LOCATION: Teleconference Room, Alexander Library, 4th floor, 169 College Avenue

  • 4th Lembersky Conference on Human Evolutionary Studies

    Whenever individuals work together toward shared goals, cooperation is the result. This is true whether those individuals are genes, cells, microbes, people, corporations, or nations. Among humans, cooperation occurs at levels ranging from families and friends to communities, markets, corporations, states, and, via both trade and international organizations, the entire world. Despite the ubiquity of cooperation and its importance for the healthy functioning of organisms and societies, only recently has a transdisciplinary science of cooperation begun to emerge. The purpose of this conference is to further the development of a transdisciplinary science of cooperation.


    9am: Breakfast

    10am: Livestream event with Athena Aktipis (Arizona State) and Gerald Wilkinson (Maryland)

    11am: Coffee break

    11:30am: Kristen Syme (VU Amsterdam): Interdependence and human cooperation

    12 noon: Cathryn Townsend (Baylor): Cooperation without authority: insights from three societies

    12:30pm: lunch

    1:30pm: Drew Gerkey (Oregon State): What is a group?: social networks and the evolution of cooperation

    2pm: Jessica Ayers (Boise State): How do we pick our friends?

    2:30pm: Michelle Night Pipe (Rutgers): Reducing anti-Native bias in South Dakota: indigenous acts of remembrance and flexible coalitional psychology

    3pm: Mark Aakhus (Rutgers): Argument, arguing, and argumentation as cooperation?

    3:30pm – 4:30pm: Discussion

    Co-sponsored by the CCA Working Group Cooperation Across Domains