Join us this November

for a lively and engaging evening at the Metropolitan Club in New York City


The Ape Within:
 Wild Chimpanzees and the Origins of Humanity

with Ian Gilby, PhD

You are invited to join the Institute of Human Origins Research Council, Director William Kimbel, and Founding Director Donald Johanson for a lively and engaging evening at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.

Cocktails and conversation will be followed by a compelling presentation by IHO research scientist Ian Gilby.

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Ian Gilby in the field

Ian Gilby has spent the last 20 years studying the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park, Tanzania. He uses over 55 years of long-term data and his own observations of this iconic population to gain insight into how the human lineage has changed since diverging from the rest of the great apes. In what ways are human behaviors unique, and what traits simply reflect our primate heritage? Join us for a discussion of cooperative hunting, meat sharing, and leadership style among our closest living relatives.

Gilby will lead an IHO-organized trip to visit chimpanzee and gorilla research sites in Tanzania and Rwanda in June 2018. Interested? Contact Julie Russ for details.

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Friday, November 10, 2017
5:30 to 8:30 pm
The Metropolitan Club, NYC

Tickets are $200 per person
to benefit IHO research, operations, and scholarship programs

For more information or to RSVP directly, contact Julie Russ (480.727.6571 or