CARTA 10th Anniversary: Revisiting the Agenda

Event Date (Pacific Time): 
Mar 23, 2019 -
1:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Chairs:

Fred Gage, Salk Institute
Pascal Gagneux, University of California, San Diego

More than 20 years ago, a small group of La Jolla academics began periodic meetings for transdisciplinary discussions on anthropogeny (explaining the origin of humans)––an effort that blossomed into an international intellectual collaborative organized by UC San Diego and the Salk Institute as the Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA). At the formal opening of CARTA just over 10 years ago a group of CARTA leaders and advisors attempted to “define the agenda”. Much additional relevant information has since emerged, and an expanded group of experts will now revisit the agenda by addressing the following questions on a broad array of selected topics: What do we know for certain? What do we think we know? What do we need to know? How do we proceed?––Effectively, a whirlwind tour of many but not all approaches to anthropogeny.

Anniversary banners were created especially for this event to represent the 10th Anniversary Celebration, CARTA Supporters, The Evolution of CARTA, Graduate Specialization in Anthropogeny, and Visionaries Who Shaped CARTA (In Memoriam).

Event Sessions

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Media Session Speakers
File Opening Remarks Fred Gage, Salk Institute
Elizabeth Simmons, University of California, San Diego
David Brenner, University of California, San Diego
File Comparative Cognition in Primates Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Kyoto University
File Behavior & Ecology James Moore, Assoc. Prof. Emeritus, Anthropology Dept, UCSD
File Paleoanthropology & Comparative Anatomy William Kimbel, Arizona State University
File Nutrition & Paleodiet Margaret Schoeninger, University of California, San Diego
File Comparative Genomics Evan Eichler, University of Washington School of Medicine
File Ancient DNA of Humans and Their Pathogens Anne Stone, Arizona State University
File Human Population Genetics and Origins Sarah Tishkoff, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
File Comparative Medicine Ajit Varki, UC San Diego School of Medicine
File Mental Disease Daniel Geschwind, University of California, Los Angeles
File Hunter-Gatherers/ Life History & Reproduction Kristen Hawkes, University of Utah
File Parenting and Child Development Alyssa Crittenden, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
File Comparative Brain Anatomy Katerina Semendeferi, University of California, San Diego
File Language David Perlmutter, University of California, San Diego
File Computational Neuroscience Terry Sejnowski, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
File Cultural Evolution and Dual Inheritance Joseph Henrich, Harvard University
File Morality & Cooperation Patricia Churchland, University of California, San Diego
File Closing Remarks Pascal Gagneux, University of California, San Diego

Event Glossary

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