The Center for Global Humanities is a public forum dedicated to the study of human destiny in the 21st century. Because new discoveries in science and technology are changing our understanding of human nature and raising burning questions about the future of our civilization, the Center uses the lenses of the humanities to provide insight into this emerging human condition. Analyzing the state of our cultures today is as important as any medical or technological breakthrough.
Global in perspective and connected to similar national and international programs, CGH offers seminars and lectures by leading scholars from around the world who are doing innovative scholarship. Various international seminars enhance our regular program. Because the Center believes in the vital necessity of a humanities culture to civic and democratic life, it works closely with the local community to encourage reading, discussion, and debate.
David P. Barash, Professor of Psychology and Biology at the University of Washington, presented his talk The Hare and the Tortoise: A General Biocultural Theory of Why People Have So Many Problems as part of the Center for Global Humanities annual lecture series.
The Center for Global Humanities is a partner of the Maine Humanities Council.