7:00-8:15 pm - KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Stephanie Coontz (Evergreen State College)
Author of award winning Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage, traces changes in marriage from an institution that supported loyalty to parents to one that competes with it.
Martin Daly (University of Missouri) discusses how theories of social evolution are relevant to modern human behavior, particularly violence within families.
Charmaine Royal (Duke University) discusses how genetic ancestry testing can affirm or disrupt longstanding notions of ancestry, ethnicity, race, and kinship.
David Haig (Harvard University) examines the internal genetic conflict that arises from receiving two different sets of genes and the expression of this conflict in fetal and childhood development.
Charis Thompson (University of California, Berkeley) considers and discusses new reproductive technologies that introduce a third genetic parent, along with the implications of this genetic mixing on citizenship, forensics, and therapeutics.
Barbara Natterson (University of California, Los Angeles) compares the psychopathology in animals to humans in order to gain novel insight into the nature and evolutionary origins of mental health and illness in humans.
MONSANTO AUDITORIUM, Bond Life Sciences Center
Robert Walker (University of Missouri) investigates the possible benefits of partible paternity, a belief in Lowland South America that more than one male can contribute to the formation of a fetus and should participate in fathering.
Theresa Kelley (University of Wisconsin) focuses on the images of Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles) to show how he used his research on plant traits to create kinship between humans and plants.
Bernard Chapais (University of Montreal) describes the importance of kinship in primates and its evolutionary continuation as the foundation of human society.