Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is the bestselling author of nine books on the emotional life of animals and a former professor of Sanskrit at the University of Toronto. Masson presents his new book, Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the Department of Anthropology, the Center for Community Service Learning, and Alpha Kappa Delta, the Sociology Honors Society.

WHO: Jeffrey Masson, PhD
Bestselling Author

WHAT: Presentation of his new book, Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil

WHEN: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

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About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


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