Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

SNEAK PEEK: Alan Alda and The Human Spark

Alan Alda will be hosting the World Science Festival's panel "What It Means to Be Human" on Friday, June 12th at 8pm.  The panel hosts E.O. Wilson, Sarah Hrdy and other leading evolutionary biologists, anthropologists and humanitarians as they examine the origins and evolution of human cooperative behavior. During the course of the discussion Mr. Alda will be showing clips of the upcoming, Sloan-sponsored show The Human Spark.  The Human Spark, premiering November 9th on PBS, explores the question, "What makes us human?"

  • For more information regarding the panel discussion, please visit the WSF website
  • To "Share Your Spark" and give your take on what it means to be human or to learn more about the show visit The Human Spark