The Berkman Center and the HLS Library invite you to join us for a special book launch for HLS Professor Yochai Benkler, taking place Tuesday (10/18) at 6pm on the campus of the law school. Prof. Benkler will be discussing his new book, The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest, which addresses the dynamics of human cooperation, informed by research undertaken by the Berkman Center.
The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest
Yochai Benkler, Berkman Center Faculty Co-Director
Tuesday, October 18, 6:00 pm — Austin West Classroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School
Free and Open to the Public
Co-hosted by the Harvard Law School Library and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Reception to follow
Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler (The Wealth of Networks) is one of the world’s top thinkers on cooperative structures. In his new book, The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest, he uses evidence from neuroscience, economics, sociology, biology, and real-world examples to break down the myth of self-interest and replace it with a model of cooperation in our businesses, our government, and our lives.
Yochai Benkler is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Since the 1990s he has played a part in characterizing the role of information commons and decentralized collaboration to innovation, information production, and freedom in the networked economy and society. His work can be freely accessed at http://benkler.org.
More information at: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2011/10/benkler
About the book: http://www.amazon.com/Penguin-Leviathan-Cooperation-Triumphs-Self-Interest/dp/0385525761