Evolution researcher to speak at 26th annual Briloff Lecture at Binghamton University


BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton University Distinguished Professor David Sloan Wilson will be the speaker for the 26th Annual Abraham J. Briloff Lecture on Accountability and Society at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, in the Anderson Center Chamber Hall on campus. The title of his speech will be “Evolution and Modern Accountability.” This event is free and open to the public.

Wilson is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University, and directs EvoS, Binghamton University’s campus-wide evolutionary studies program.

His books include Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society (2002), Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin’s Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives (2007), and The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time (2011). His next book titled, Does Altruism Exist will be published by Yale University Press in 2014.

The annual lecture series is named in honor of Abraham J. Briloff, the Presidential Professor of Accounting and Ethics at Binghamton University and Emanuel Saxe, distinguished professor emeritus at Bernard Baruch College. Over his long and distinguished career, Professor Briloff has been recognized as the ethical conscience of the accounting profession and was recently awarded the University Medal for his contributions to the field.

The School of Management sponsors the Briloff lecture series, which brings the accounting, business and campus communities together to contemplate topics of business ethics. For more information, contact Debbie Standard at standar@binghamton.edu or 607-777-2314.

Last Updated: 9/17/13