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Nicholas Christakis: Peer pressure—getting grants and navigating academia Science et al

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Daniel talks with Nicholas Christakis (@NAChristakis), Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale, where he directs the Human Nature Lab and is Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science. Nicholas had just published Blueprint: the Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society when the two spoke, and they discuss various aspects of the book including the phenomenon of “social suites” present in academic communities—how evolutionary pressures like grant funding have steered academic culture, and how to navigate a changing climate.

Daniel talks with Nicholas Christakis (@NAChristakis), Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale, where he directs the Human Nature Lab and is Co-Director of the Yale Institute for Network Science. Nicholas had just published Blueprint: the Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society when the two spoke, and they discuss various aspects of the book including the phenomenon of “social suites” present in academic communities—how evolutionary pressures like grant funding have steered academic culture, and how to navigate a changing climate.

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