DMA Arts & Letters Live: Jared Diamond

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Jared Diamond
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Acclaimed scientist and historian Jared Diamond returns to Arts & Letters Live with his new book, Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis, a brilliant new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others do not. In a dazzling comparative study, he reveals how seven countries have successfully survived defining upheavals in the recent past through a process of painful self-appraisal and adaptation, and he identi­fies patterns in the way that these nations recovered from calamity. Looking ahead to the future, Diamond investigates whether the United States and the world are squander­ing their natural advantages, on a path to­ward political conflict and decline. This epic, urgent, and groundbreaking book reveals how both nations and individuals can become more resilient.

Diamond is a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among his many awards are the National Medal of Science, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and a Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for his internationally bestselling book, Guns, Germs, and Steel.

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First United Methodist Church of Dallas
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