How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog 

Lecture

How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog
Credit: Lee Dugatkin

when 6:30‐8pm where NYUAD Campus, Conference Center who NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Open to the Public

How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog 

For the last six decades, a dedicated team of researchers in Siberia has been domesticating silver foxes to replay the evolution of the dog in real time. Lyudmila Trut has been lead scientist on this work since 1959, and together with biologist and historian of science, Lee Dugatkin, she tells the inside story of the science, politics, adventure and love behind it all. Like a set of Russian nesting dolls, How to Tame a Fox {and Build a Dog} opens up to reveal story after story, each embedded within the one that preceded it.

Speaker
Lee Dugatkin, Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Biology, University of Louisville; Author of "How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog" (The University of Chicago Press, 2017)

Hosted by
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute


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