Ian Morris is a Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and a member of the Stanford Archaeology Center faculty. He has published thirteen books and more than a hundred articles in academic journals and newspapers. His book Why the West Rules—For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future received three literary awards, was named as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, Nature, the Evening Standard, and other periodicals, and has been translated into thirteen languages. His most recent book, War! What Is It Good For?, was recently published, and his next book, Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels: How Values Evolve, will be published in 2015. This event is free to the public on Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Location to be announced.