UCLA Center for Society and Genetics Presents the 9th Annual Symposium

Dog + Human Co-Evolution made for each other?

February 25, 2011, 4:00 pm   » 

FEBRUARY 25 + 26, 2011

Friday, February 25th, 2011
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Lenart Auditorium, 4-7 pm, moderated by Joan Silk
A symposium exploring the dog-human relationship through multiple perspectives.
Short talks followed by panel discussion with audience Q & A.
Free; Seating Limited; Please RSVP at

Mark Derr: The long strange trip of dogs and humans
Robert Wayne: Evolutionary history of the dog
Karen Allen: Are pets a healthy pleasure?
Eduardo Kohn: Dogs, their dreams, and the lives of an Amazonian forest
Ádám Miklósi: Issues in dog-human communication

Saturday, February 26th, 2011
Wilson Plaza, UCLA, 10 am - 3 pm

Outdoor presentations, dog demonstrations and workshops exploring the relationship between humans and dogs.

Kid-friendly. Please no dogs unless you are giving a demonstration!
Time-table and detailed description of workshops, talks and demonstrations available on-line.

Coordinated by Jessica Lynch Alfaro
Free and Open to the Public; Parking $10

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