steve olson public speakingSince publishing Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins, I’ve given many talks on the genetic and genealogical history of humans.  My venues have ranged from the grand — I was the convocation speaker at the College of Charleston and spoke to the college’s 3,000 incoming freshman — to the everyday — I’ve met with plenty of book groups and genealogy clubs.  I usually take two different perspectives on our history.  I look forward from the evolution of modern humans toward the present, and I look back along family trees toward the past.  Both perspectives have important things to tell us about our relationships with each other, and both converge on an unexpected and inspiring view of our common humanity.

To inquire about speaking engagements, e-mail me.