Author Rafe Sagarin (Learning From the Octopus) on Adaptability
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As the host of his own eponymous news talk shows on PBS and Public Radio International, Tavis Smiley's face and authoritative voice are well-known. He's also the author of the new book Death of a King, which chronicles the trials and tribulations Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. faced during the year before his April 1968 assassination. Smiley joins retired Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge LaDoris H. Cordell for a discussion about Dr. King's final days. They'll highlight his leadership and perseverance in the face of assaults on his character and ideology. After their conversation, Smiley will be available for book-signing. Learn More
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Rafe Sagarin, Ph.D,, Marine Ecologist and Environmental Policy Analyst, University of Arizona; Author, _Learning from the Octopus
Despite the billions of dollars that have poured into wars, homeland security and disaster response, are we fundamentally no better prepared for the next terrorist attack or unprecedented flood than we were in 2001? Our response to catastrophes remains unchanged: add another step to airport security, another meter to the levee wall. Military leaders, public health officials and business professionals would all like to be more adaptable, but few have figured out how. Sagarin argues that we can learn from observing how nature is organized, how organisms learn, how they create partnerships, and how life continually diversifies on this unpredictable planet.
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