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Melvin Konner is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor at Emory University, where he teaches Anthropology, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, and Jewish Studies. His MD and PhD are from Harvard University, where he taught before coming to Emory. He did two years of research on infancy among San (Bushman) hunter-gatherers of Botswana. In addition to Unsettled: An Anthropology of the Jews and The Jewish Body, he wrote The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit, Becoming a Doctor, The Evolution of Childhood (one of The Atlantic's Five Best Books of 2010), and other books. He has written for The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Forward as well as Nature, Science and The New England Journal of Medicine. He has testified at U.S. Senate hearings on health reform and end-of-life issues. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He received the American Anthropological Association's Anthropology in Media Award. He was named "Best Local Intellectual" in Creative Loafing's "Best of Atlanta" for 2004. For a more personal view, see his autobiographical essay at www.jewsandothers.com. If you are interested in anthropology and human nature, you can also visit www.melvinkonner.com.

ARTICLES BY: Melvin Konner


November 21, 2011 7:12 pm
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Israel, The Long View

I'm sitting on the porch of the home of my friends the Selas, in Binyamina, south of Haifa, gazing out on the garden they created,...

September 10, 2011 9:56 pm
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Israel’s Uncertainties

Much has happened since I left Israel in June. First, the feared Gaza flotilla redux fizzled just outside the Greek harbor. Thanks to Israeli diplomacy, Greece...

May 12, 2011 12:11 pm
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Israel Realities: 1

In trying to write about Israel, from Israel, it's often difficult to know where to start. So much seems to happen in such a short...

April 28, 2011 10:05 pm
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Can the Real Israel Survive Its Imagined Versions?

Israel, goes the title of a book by Rich Cohen, Is Real. This message is coming home to me as I get ready for a six-week stay...

April 10, 2011 4:25 pm
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Israel Under Siege: Is It Different This Time?

I haven't written about Israel for a while, partly because I've been uncertain about what I want to say. A picture on the front page of...

Culture

Film Documenting New Immigrant Wins ‘Inspired by Israel’ Video Contest

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat praised the winners of the recent "Inspired by Israel"...

Driver’s or Pilot’s License? Israeli Company to Develop Flying Electric Car

JNS.org - Metro Skyways, a subsidiary of Israeli company Urban Aeronautics based in Yavne,...

Features

On Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Educating the Next Generation

JNS.org - As Sunday evening approached in Israel, stores and businesses shuttered early while the...

World

Washington U Hillel Hailed for Refusing to Fund J Street-Hosted Breaking th...

A student leader at the Washington University in St. Louis (Wash U) has applauded the school's Hillel for refusing to fund a...

Israel

European Governments Funding NGOs Linked to Bloodthirsty Terror Group PFLP,...

European governments are funding Palestinian civic organizations with clear ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)...

Middle East

Iranian Opposition Group: Tehran Violating JCPOA With Covert Nukes Research...

Iran is cheating on its historical deal with the US by secretly conducting research into nuclear weapons components such as...

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