Frans de Waal

Acclaimed scholar (Emory University) and author of books that are both critically acclaimed and find a large readership, Frans de Waal is here this evening with Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves (W.W. Norton).

“Frans de Waal is one of the most influential primatologists to ever walk the earth, changing the way we think of human nature by exploring its continuity with other species. He does this again in the wonderful Mama’s Last Hug, an examination of the continuum between emotion in humans and other animals. This subject is rife with groundless speculation, ideology, and badly misplaced folk intuition, and de Waal ably navigates it with deep insight, showing the ways in which our emotional lives are shared with other primates. This is an important book, wise and accessible.” — Robert Sapolsky.

“A captivating and big-hearted book, full of compassion and brimming with insights about the lives of animals, including human ones.” — Yuval Noah Harari.

Co-presented with the TOWN HALL INSIDE/OUT SCIENCE Series. Tickets and more information are at

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 7:30pm
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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