Steven Pinker announced as Featured Speaker for World Congress

  • post Type / Conferences
  • Date / 13 March 2020

We are excited to announce Steven Pinker as the new Humanists International Featured Speaker to the World Humanist Congress!

Covid-19 update and planning statement (click to read)

The organisers of the World Humanist Congress 2020 are planning for the event to go ahead in August as planned. If, however, it becomes necessary to cancel the Congress for the safety of participants and staff, we will notify everyone as soon as possible. If the event is cancelled and you have already registered, we will return your registration fees (minus a processing fee). Please check the event website for up-to-date information.

Steven Pinker is one of the world’s leading authorities on language and the mind. His popular and highly praised books include The Better Angels of Our Nature, The Sense of StyleThe Stuff of ThoughtThe Blank SlateHow the Mind Works, and The Language Instinct. The recipient of several major awards for his teaching, books, and scientific research, Pinker is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He also writes frequently for The New York Times, the Guardian and other publications. He has been named Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association, one of Prospect Magazine’s ‘World’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals’, counted among Foreign Policy’s ‘100 Global Thinkers’, and one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World Today’.

Prof. Pinker will deliver a keynote speech on humanism on Saturday 8 August. Make sure you secure your ticket today: humanism2020.org


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