harvard Club Faculty Speaker Event
Harvard Human Evolutionary Biology Professor Daniel Lieberman Speaks on:
"How and why exercise is weird but can keep us young and healthy"
Daniel Lieberman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary
Biology and the Edwin M. Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences at Harvard University. He is also a
member of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. He was educated at Harvard (AB ’86
Summa cum Laude, PhD ’93) and Cambridge (M.Phil. ’97). His research is on how and why the human
body is the way it is and the relevance of human evolution to contemporary health. Major research foci
include the evolution of long distance walking and running abilities, the effects of shoes on locomotor
biomechanics and injury, and the evolution of the highly unusual human head. To address these
questions, he combines experimental biomechanics and physiology, paleontology, and comparative
anatomy. He has ongoing fieldwork projects in Kenya and Mexico. At Harvard, he teaches a variety of
courses on human evolution, anatomy, and physiology. In addition to many articles, he has published
several books including Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding
(Random House, 2021), The Evolution of the Human Head (Harvard University Press, 2011), and The
Story of the Human Body (Pantheon, 2013). He is an avid runner.
This event is a collaboration of all the Harvard Clubs of Northern New England: The Harvard Club of Maine, The Harvard Club of New Hampshire, The Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Vermont, The Harvard Club of the North Shore, the Harvard Club of the Merrimack Valley, and the Harvard Club of Concord.
The program will include an opportunity to submit questions and discuss the content in breakout sessions.
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm eastern time
Location: Remote event on Zoom.
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