Yuval Noah Harari

Historian and author of the bestsellers Sapiens

'History began when humans invented gods and will end when humans become gods'
Languages: English, Hebrew

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biography

Prof. Yuval Noah Harari is a historian and bestselling author, who is considered one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals today.

His first bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century — have sold 27.5 Million copies in 60 languages.

In autumn 2020 Harari is publishing Sapiens: A Graphic History: a radical adaptation of the original Sapiens into a graphic novel series, co-created with comics artists Daniel Vandermuelen and Daniel Casanave.

Harari, was born in Israel in 1976 and has earned his PhD from the University of Oxford. He is a lecturer at the Department of History in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

His keynote speeches deal on global issues and the future of humanity. He has often shared the stage with world leaders like Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Mark Zucherberg, Sebastian Kurz and many other world leaders

Harari originally specialized in world history, medieval history and military history. His current research focuses on macro-historical questions such as: What tis the relationship between history and biology? What is the essential difference between Homo sapiens and other animals? Is there justice in history? Did people become happier as history unfolded? What ethical questions do science and technology raise in the 21stcentury.

Harari lectures around the world on the topics explored in his books, and writes articles for publications such as The Guardian, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and Nature magazine. In 2020 he wrote and interviewed extensively on the global coronavirus crisis, discussing the pandemic’s implications on major news channels that included CNN and the BBC.

Topics

A Brief History of Humankind

 

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

 

Macro-historical questions

 

The Pandemic implications

 

Global Corona virus Crisis

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