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Center for Science Writings presents: "Are We Born to Wage War?"

Brian Ferguson, a leading investigator of the roots of warfare, will discuss violence in human pre-history and why it has persisted

Stevens Institute of Technology

HOBOKEN, N.J. - The Center for Science Writings at Stevens Institute of Technology will present the talk, "Are We Born to Wage War? If Not, Why Do We Do It?" by Brian Ferguson, on Wednesday, February 17.

Ferguson, a leading investigator of the roots of warfare, will discuss why lethal social violence arose in human pre-history and has persisted up to the present. A professor of sociology and anthropology at Rutgers University, Ferguson is the editor of War in the Tribal Zone, Yanomami Warfare and other books.

The talk will take place from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Babbio Center, Room 122. All CSW events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact CSW Director John Horgan,, or check the CSW website, The CSW is part of CAL, the Stevens College of Arts & Letters.


About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University, is one of the leading technological universities in the world dedicated to learning and research. Through its broad-based curricula, nurturing of creative inventiveness, and cross disciplinary research, the Institute is at the forefront of global challenges in engineering, science, and technology management. Partnerships and collaboration between, and among, business, industry, government and other universities contribute to the enriched environment of the Institute. A new model for technology commercialization in academe, known as Technogenesis®, involves external partners in launching business enterprises to create broad opportunities and shared value. Stevens offers baccalaureates, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science and management, in addition to a baccalaureate degree in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university has a total enrollment of 2,234 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with more than 400 faculty. Stevens' graduate programs have attracted international participation fromChina, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at

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