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Simon Levin to deliver 2008 Pardee Distinguished Lectures

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The Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future 2008 Frederick S. Pardee Distinguished Lectures will be given by Simon Levin, the Moffett Professor of Biology at Princeton University and the director of Princeton’s Center for BioComplexity.

The first lecture, Cooperation and Collective Behavior: From Bacteria to the Global Commons, is on Monday, October 27. The second lecture, Ecosystems and Socioeconomic Systems as Complex Adaptive Systems: Scientific Challenges in Achieving a Sustainable Future, takes place on Wednesday, October 29.

Levin, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society, has won numerous awards, among them the 2004 Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences, the 2005 Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, and the 2007 American Institute of Biological Sciences Distinguished Scientist Award. His research includes maintaining the level of ecosystems and the biosphere, infectious diseases, and the interface between basic and applied ecology.

Cooperation and Collective Behavior: From Bacteria to the Global Commons, is at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 27, at the Metcalf Trustees Ballroom, One Silber Way. The lecture will be preceded by a reception. Ecosystems and Socioeconomic Systems as Complex Adaptive Systems: Scientific Challenges in Achieving a Sustainable Future is on Wednesday, October 29, at noon at the Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s St. Both lectures are open to the public.

There will be luncheon meetings with Levin and faculty and students during his week at the Pardee Center. Those who wish to participate should e-mail the Pardee Center to reserve a spot.

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