Speaker: Jonathan Leader, PhD

Jonathan Leader, PhD, has been with the University of South Carolina (USC) since 1989. After coming back stateside from Asia and the western pacific in the early 1980’s, he obtained a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Florida. He has worked in the private sector, and nationally and internationally in the areas of forensic recovery, conflict de-escalation, geophysics, objects conservation, and the illegal artifact trade. He is a member of the USC College of Arts and Sciences Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. Jonathan is an elected fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Royal Asiatic Society, Royal Geographical Society, Royal Society for the Arts, and the Explorers Club.

Social Conflict, Hate, and a Way Forward

We live in difficult times. Society is in conflict, people are polarized, and hate has become the default position for some. There are ways to deal with these situations and issues. None of the solutions are easy but all of them are essential if we are to continue forward as a community.