From the Genome to the General Assembly: Cooperation and Conflict Across Domains

4th Lembersky Conference on Human Evolutionary Studies

November 2, 3, and 4, 2022

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Whenever individuals work together toward shared goals, cooperation is the result. This is true whether those individuals are genes, cells, microbes, people, corporations, or nations. Among humans, cooperation occurs at levels ranging from families and friends to communities, markets, corporations, states, and, via both trade and international organizations, the entire world. Despite the ubiquity of cooperation and its importance for the healthy functioning of organisms and societies, only recently has a transdisciplinary science of cooperation begun to emerge. The purpose of this conference is to further the development of a transdisciplinary science of cooperation.