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Do need-based transfer systems offer a viable alternative to market-based systems?

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Warren Hall, B73

A Seminar by Athena Aktipis providing an overview of The Human Generosity Project and the promise of decentralized risk pooling for dealing with disasters

Athena Aktipis is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Arizona State University, co-Director of the Human Generosity Project and Director of Human and Social Evolution and co-founder of the Center for Evolution and Cancer at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Aktipis completed her BA at Reed College (Psychology), her PhD at University of Pennsylvania (Psychology) and post-doctoral work at University of Arizona (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). She is a cooperation theorist, theoretical evolutionary biologist, and cancer biologist who now works at the intersection of these fields.  Dr. Aktipis is the author of the forthcoming book from Princeton University Press “Evolution in the flesh: Cancer and the transformation of life.”


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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Department of Development Sociology (DSOC)

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Rhea Lopes

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Arizona State University

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