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As part of the partnership of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, the world’s greatest living naturalist, Professor Edward O. Wilson, taught a graduate seminar at the Nicholas School February 3-14, 2014, the inaugural James and Cathleen Stone Foundation Distinguished Lectureship in Biodiversity. Enrollment was limited to 16 winners of an essay competition. The discussions probed deeply into the meaning of biodiversity and the urgent need to grow the field of biodiversity studies. The seminar is both rigorous and soulful, covering not just science but activism, policy, meaning, morals, and values. This series is an extraordinary opportunity to audit a course led by one of our era’s most influential scientists and public intellectuals. The short clip #1 gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the course from participants: “[Professor Wilson} definitely likes to light a fire.”

E.O. Wilson - Biodiversity and the Meaning of Human Existence Duke University

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As part of the partnership of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, the world’s greatest living naturalist, Professor Edward O. Wilson, taught a graduate seminar at the Nicholas School February 3-14, 2014, the inaugural James and Cathleen Stone Foundation Distinguished Lectureship in Biodiversity. Enrollment was limited to 16 winners of an essay competition. The discussions probed deeply into the meaning of biodiversity and the urgent need to grow the field of biodiversity studies. The seminar is both rigorous and soulful, covering not just science but activism, policy, meaning, morals, and values. This series is an extraordinary opportunity to audit a course led by one of our era’s most influential scientists and public intellectuals. The short clip #1 gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the course from participants: “[Professor Wilson} definitely likes to light a fire.”

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