Malcolm Potts Keynote: Sex and War: Doomed or Liberated by Biology?
Dr. Malcolm Potts, a scientist and obstetrician, has been a frontline witness to conflict around the world. He has worked with governments, aid organizations, and women who have been raped and brutalized in the course of war. In combining personal experience with scientific findings in genetics and anthropology, he explains war’s pivotal position in the human experience and how men in particular evolved under conditions that favored gang behavior, rape and organized aggression. Dr. Potts now charts a course for making warfare less frequent and less brutal. This is the power of ideas.
Bixby Professor of Population and Family Planning, University of California Berkeley
Malcolm Potts is a Cambridge trained obstetrician and reproductive scientist. He is the first holder of the Fred H. Bixby endowed chair in Population and Family Planning in the School of Public Health, Berkeley, and has developed the Bixby Center with a team of young experts. He is co-director of the Berkeley International Group (BIG) with Dr. Julia Walsh. While he was the first Medical Director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation for a decade, he introduced family planning... Read More →
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