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Annual Allman Lecture: Fear and Loathing – Political Neuro-Biology and the 2016 Elections

Jeff Fitlow
Jeff Fitlow

Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Date: October 20, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m. Reception, 5:30 p.m. Lecture

What can burrowing mice and African bonobos tells us about Donald & Ted & Hillary & Bernie? Aristotle famously observed that “man is by nature a political animal” and that “a social instinct is implanted in all men by nature”. A recent twin study concluded that roughly half of the variance in political ideology is attributable to genetic influences. Apparently Aristotle was correct. Join John Alford of Rice University as he delves into the deep ideological divisions that are shaping the 2016 elections.

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