Evolutionary Psychology and Global Security | Dr. Bill von Hippel


Friday, February 1, 2019    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Bookings closed


49th State Brewing Company
717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK, 99501

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Our website’s booking agent is currently experiencing some frustrating malfunctions! While we are working to fix it – if you would like to register for – Please call the office at 907-276-8038 or email programs@alaskaworldaffairs.org to reserve your space! We will also be accepting walk-ins.


Peace and global security are human endeavors, and thus their attainment depends as much on psychology as it does on governance and technology. Dr. Bill von Hippel provides evidence and argument that our evolved psychology is an obstacle to achieving international cooperation and peace. Nevertheless, these obstacles are not insurmountable and an awareness of them can help in the development of strategies to increase the chances of lasting peace and security.

Dr. Bill von Hippel grew up in Anchorage, got his B.A. at Yale and his PhD at the University of Michigan, and then taught for a dozen years at Ohio State University before finding his way to Australia, where he is a professor of psychology at the University of Queensland. He has published more than a hundred academic articles and chapters, and his research has been featured in The New York TimesUSA Today,The Economistthe BBC, Le MondeEl MundoDer Spiegel, and The Australian.



Program Details
  • Check-in will begin at 11:30am with seating available on a first-come first-serve basis. The program will begin at noon.
  • Those with online reservations do not need to present ticket confirmation at the door, we will have all confirmed attendees on a list at check-in.
  • Lunch at this program will be available for individual order and purchase from 49th State Brewing Co. If you wish to do so, plan on arriving early to ensure you receive your meal by the end of the program.
  • Online registration will close at midnight on  January 31. Remaining tickets will be available for purchase the day of the program at the door from 11:30am.


Complimentary parking is available in nearby EasyPark Alaska lots for individuals who preregister online by midnight the day before to attend this program. Successful registrants will receive an email the day before to the program with parking details.

High school and full-time college students who register in advance receive complimentary admission and a voucher for a lunch item of their choosing thanks to the generous support of BP.


Online registration is now closed for this event. Please contact rsvp@alaskaworldaffairs.org to inquire about space.