Ashkenazi Genes Produce Higher Intelligence? Fact or Fiction?
Thursday, December 1 2005
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St. between 5th and 6th Aves. ( www.yivo.org)
Steven Pinker, Harvard professor, renowned psychologist, and best-selling New York Times author of six books including The Blank Slate (Penguin, 2003 ), a Pulitzer Prize finalist in general fiction, explores the controversial subject of whether Ashkenazi Jews have been biologically selected for higher intelligence in the context of nature, nurture, intelligence and race. Moderated by Noah Feldman, Professor of Law, N.Y.U. School of Law. Tkts. $11 reg./$7 students. Box Office: 917 606.8200 or www.ticketweb.com for reservations.
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